Taylor took shots at his former franchise player – saying Love will be nothing more than a third banana in Ohio, questioned his long-term health, and basically accused the All-Star forward of loafing on defense.
Real classy stuff.
Per the Pioneer Press:
”The only thing that I have a question (about) is (Love’s) health,” Taylor said. “I had the concern (in 2012). I still have that concern, and I think Cleveland should have that concern, too.”
“I don’t think he’s going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he will get the blame if they don’t do well,” Taylor said. “I think where maybe he got away with some stuff in not playing defense on our team; I’m not sure how that’s going to work in Cleveland.”
Taylor, however, said he and Love have had a “good relationship.” […] “Haven’t talked to him, and the opportunity won’t be until I run into him,” Taylor said.
Things only got worse when they refused to sign him to a five-year max deal back in 2012, leading to his inevitable departure this summer.
Taylor now says he regrets only offering Love a four-year contract, with an opt-out clause after the third season.
Kevin Love and the Cavs’ first and only visit to Minnesota next season is Jan.31.