Another week on the Team USA trail, another interview with Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love in which he expresses confusion with Minnesota’s direction. This week it’s CNNSI’s Paul Forrester who draws the quotables out of Love’s loose lips.
SI.com: What’s the Timberwolves’ plan for improvement?
Love: I hope we have a plan. I don’t know what it is at this point. We obviously made a lot of moves, but I’m out there playing and thinking between the lines, not making decisions I’m just trying to hope for the best and that we keep getting better as a team.
SI.com: Fair enough. How about their floor plan with all the new players?
Love: A lot of the guys are going to have to figure out different positions, different reads in the triangle offense, which I think coach [Kurt Rambis] is going to try to implement again because that’s what he came from with Phil [Jackson]. He may also implement some new offensive schemes as well. It’s going to be tough because we kind of blew up the team again, so we’re going to have to rebuild that chemistry.
SI.com: Is it frustrating to still be in the midst of rebuilding two years into your NBA career?
Love: Not necessarily. Some guys deal with this for years. Obviously, I’d like to start winning sooner rather than later. It’s all a process. And right now it’s going to be tough for us to win.
The lack of national outcry over these comments — which seem to represent an underlying lack of trust in president David Kahn and potentially even ownership — speaks to how irrelevant the Timberwolves have become. It’s sad, really.
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