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Timberwolves Free Agency 2012: Kevin Love Says 'Front Office Needs To Step Up,' Make Moves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love offered up some blunt quotes in an interview with Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.

Love, who agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract extension in January, gave the interview while training with Team USA in advance of the Summer Olympics in London.

According to Spears, Love said:

"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....

"If we don't make the playoffs, I don't know it's going to be me or something, but our management needs to step up and make some moves....

"But I think our front office and ownership needs to step up and get us some pieces. We need to make some moves. We can't just stand still. We have to make this happen."

In addition to trading for Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger, the Timberwolves signed former Portland Trail Blazer Brandon Roy.

Outside of that, the team has reportedly been in talks with Boston Celtics restricted free agent center Greg Stiemsma, and is also interested in sharp-shooting guard Brandon Rush

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