Ricky Rubio Will Talk To Kevin Love, Doesn’t Want To ‘Convince’ Him To Stay

Ricky Rubio has heard all of the media hype surrounding Kevin Love’s murky future with the Timberwolves, but he wants to hear the truth from the man himself. From NBA.com:

‘Of course I want him to stay.’


Are you going to tell him?


‘Yeah,’ Rubio said. ‘I don’t want to convince him if he doesn’t want to stay. But I want him to stay and I’m going to tell him what I think, which is we’ve been improving every year and he’s a great player, he helps us a lot. I think we need to make the next step. … The media says it’s pretty settled, but I don’t know what he thinks. What I’ve been hearing is from the media, not from him, so I don’t trust that. It can be an opinion from you guys. I just really want to talk to him as a teammate.’