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Love now wants commitment from Minnesota

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08:08 AM ET 01.26 | Add Kevin Love to a growing list of bigtime players giving their hometown teams a chance, though Love can opt out after Year Three. His future is set, but Love wants more from Wolves. After signing a four-year, $62 million contract extension Wednesday with the Timberwolves, all-star forward Kevin Love said he will continue to play with a "chip on his shoulder" after not getting the five-year deal he wanted. "The five years was something I felt very strongly about, but I can always extend on this deal when it's done," Love said during a teleconference from Dallas. "I want to see where the organization is heading, and right now it's heading in the right direction. I just want to see how things improve."

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January 26, 2012  09:08 AM ET

They spranged a trap on you love.... a trap of mediocrity for four years....

January 26, 2012  10:06 AM ET

All You Need Is Love, Bro.

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January 26, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Rubio balled last night, overall he has to be the best rookie so far. Just hope his shooting can get better but i'll still take another Rondo on my team.

January 26, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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They spranged a trap on you love.... a trap of mediocrity for four years....

he has an opt-out so its a 3 year "trap". Since they need at leat 2 more solid pieces to make a real move in the post-seasons, that seems about the right interval to wait and see.

January 26, 2012  12:39 PM ET

It appears I may have been wrong about Rubio, but Love and Rubio aren't enough to make Minnesota relevant. Love is arguably the best power in the league. There's really no reason at all to continue to marinate in Minny.

January 26, 2012  01:21 PM ET

Love is the best pf in the game.

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January 26, 2012  01:54 PM ET
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not sure how you can feel that way when he's never played a playoff or pressure game in his careerIf he helps to carry this team to a playoff spot, I can see the debate, but he's never even sniffed the playoffs or 500

Doesn't matter, his team was terrible. Who else is putting up those numbers?

January 26, 2012  02:23 PM ET

**** count went up about 60 million.

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January 26, 2012  03:41 PM ET

Actually he is elevating his team, they are playing better and winning more games since he was drafted. No other PF in the league is averaging a double double. What other pf in the league is better then him. KG? Amare? Maybe Bosh?

January 26, 2012  03:48 PM ET

62 million reasons to be happy. One of them won't be playing in Minnesota.

January 26, 2012  05:07 PM ET
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The Timberwolves. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA HA(Where's Stiches? Come out come out wherever you are!"

Umm dude the wolves are playing better than your knicks right now.............

January 26, 2012  05:12 PM ET

Im a wolves fan and i agree some what...Love is a hell of a player and i love the fact he is in minnesota and i agree he's not the best but until now he hasn't had much to work with so you can't really take away from the guy bc he hasnt made the playoffs but now he has some key pieces and it will be interesting

January 26, 2012  05:13 PM ET
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62 million reasons to be happy. One of them won't be playing in Minnesota.

Why minnesota could be dangerous in the next year or two there a pretty solid young team

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January 27, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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It appears I may have been wrong about Rubio, but Love and Rubio aren't enough to make Minnesota relevant. Love is arguably the best power in the league. There's really no reason at all to continue to marinate in Minny.

Love and Rubio alone are not enough to elevate the Wolves to elite status... but it is a team game and they have other quality players/trade chips. All young teams take time to mature and the Wolves will be no different and shouldn't be expect to be different.

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