Kevin Love: "My patience is not high"
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is growing impatient with his team and their losing ways. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Love urges Timberwolves management to acquire more talent to fill out the roster and convert the franchise into a contender.
Love found himself practicing with 11 other members of Team USA's Olympic basketball team, and realized that he was the only one without a single playoff game under his belt.
"My patience is not high," Love said. "Would yours be, especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness? All these [Team USA] guys seem to have great players around them."
Since being acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies, Love has played four seasons with the Timberwolves. In those four years the Timberwolves have never made it higher than 11th place in the Western Conference, including two seasons in which they finished in last place in the West.
The Timberwolves signed Love to a four-year, $60 million deal in 2012, but they could be in trouble if the 23-year-old forward begins to make waves publicly.
"It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs," Love said. "When they start talking about that, I have nothing to talk about. If I don't make the playoffs next year I don't know what will happen."