Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is in Las Vegas. He's been dealt a hand in a game similar to poker, and Kevin Love is the high card. In an NBA TV interview during a Wolves summer league game Wednesday, Taylor said he wants the all-star power forward to play in Minnesota this season despite rampant trade speculation. It was not known if Taylor was bluffing amid reports that some of the trade offers aren't as rich as previously envisioned. "My preference is that Kevin will come to (training) camp -- and I'm sure he will -- and play with the team," Taylor said. Love, who can opt out of his contract next July, repeatedly has said all he wants to do is win. "I say back to Kevin, 'Well, that's all I want, too,' " Taylor said. During the upcoming season, Taylor can offer Love a new contract worth $26 million more than any other team can offer. But this summer, Love has been equivocal about the Wolves in public and once used the pronoun "they" to describe them in an interview. Meanwhile, trade talks reopened between the Wolves and Golden State Warriors, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The Warriors have been hesitant to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in any package, the AP said.
Timberwolves' Owner: I want Kevin Love with team this season
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Jul 17