Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 10:20 am  |  7 responses

Kevin Love Laughs Offs Trade Rumors

Much like team owner Glen Taylor and GM Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love tactfully batted away media-driven rumors that he wants out. Love says he just wants to focus on his job with the Wolves, and not worry about the future. Per the Pioneer Press:

“It’s a media-driven story,” Love said. “I just, for the past couple of years, can’t believe some of the stuff that’s come out.”

Love, a three-time all-star, is set to earn $15.7 million next season and has the option to void the $16.7 million on the table in the final year of his contract in 2015-16. After the Wolves’ victory over Indiana on Wednesday, (Hall of Famer writer Peter Vecsey), without citing a source, tweeted that Love has already told Saunders he will opt out.

Asked directly if he told Saunders that, Love said, “No.”

“I got a slew of those questions at (the All-Star Game) and basically said I’m done talking about it,” Love said. “Then Peter Vecsey, who I don’t think I’ve ever talked to, comes out with a story.”

“It comes with the territory, but I just don’t want to talk about it because it takes away from the team,” Love said.

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  • Jer dawg

    Peter Vescey has zero credibility and don’t know why he even has a voice from New York. He hasn’t been relevant since the mid 90s. He’s a general sports writer. He doesn’t go out and network with NBA squads outside of New York. He’s not like the yahoo reporters.

  • GP

    Whenever I think of Peter Vescey now, his hilariously awkward HOF speech comes into mind (why is he even in the HOF?):

    “And then, Vecsey took the stage.

    He seemed to have no notes. No thoughts. No … nothing. He began not by expressing his appreciation, but by rattling off all the shunned players he believed belonged in the Hall. From there, he just … babbled. About this. About that. He seemed to be drunk, but I don’t think he was. The man just, well, sucked. He used language one doesn’t use in a Hall speech. He called out people’s names (‘Calvin Murphy! Tiny Archibald!’), and you could literally see the man squirming in their seats. I was sitting about 10 feet from David Stern, who — throughout the ceaseless banter — dismissively shook his head while checking his Blackberry. Jordan, the star of the weekend, walked out. Just left, and never returned.

    The best part came, oh, 30 minutes in, when Vecsey took a breather between points. As if on cue, the entire room started to applaud — a very clear, very audible get-the-f^%$-off-the-stage command. Suddenly, music piped in from above — yet another get-the-f^%$-off-the-stage command. Oddly, Vecsey really paid it no mind. He kept talking until, I believe, his mic was turned off (either that, or he got the clue).”

  • spit hot fiyah

    that was epic! i really enjoyed when he called out the players’ names

  • Anthony

    K.Love is potentially the next Pau Gasol when it comes to trade rumors.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Peter Vescey really is the worst tho

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    How the hell did he get in the hall of fame?

  • The Seed