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Lakers News: Kevin Love Talks Lakers; Refers To T’Wolves As ‘They’

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The Kevin Love sweepstakes continue with the superstar forward rumored to be up for grabs if the right trade package comes along for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With the Love trade rumors kicked into high gear, Love addressed some of the rumors on Wednesday during an interview with FOX Sports at E3 in Los Angeles of all places.

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It is no secret Love is fond of the city of the Los Angeles with the star forward having the experience of playing and living here during his run as a UCLA Bruin. Although the rumors have run rampant linking Love to the Lakers, the three-time All-Star maintained the stance that he wants to win and didn’t specify where in the NBA he prefers to do that.

During the interview with FOX, Love also referred to the Minnesota Timberwolves as “they” when talking about the team’s chances of competing moving forward.

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The Lakers will almost certainly give it their best shot to land the star forward in a trade at some point before the trade deadline next season, but all signs point to the team possibly landing him in free agency being the most likely scenario.

H/T The Buzzer On FOX
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  • Lakers Rebuilding

    Kevin needs to come to the lakers best case scenario for him he will make the playoffs with them and compete for the title and he will have the chance to become a supetar in la I mean come on its the lakers a lot of players want to play for them and that would be huge for the lakers if they traded for him or signed him in free agency but at this point id rather sign him than trade for him than give up the first round pick

  • Jim213

    Sounds like Love is on his way out of Minnesota. But good luck to this FO with their dream of holding the building process to cater to top talent as opposed to building an actual team first to attract the best talent possible.

  • Frnk Sinatra

    He’s not worth the 7th pick this year’s draft class has a lot of talent Smart is looking like the guy they will most likely get sign Love as a free agent next season

    • VillainKing

      I’m totally agree of you..

    • Ew2

      I hope the celtics don’t grab him at 6

  • 24Ss

    The only way kevin or any superstar will come if we can prove that we have the coach and a roster that can win a championship until the lakers organization can truly understand that I don’t see any superstar joining lakers any time soon. and having kobe hit nearly 40 and having to give him a contract that’s going to kill the salary cap it pretty much doesn’t also give us wiggle room to be able to get kobe help around him this doesn’t promote a great future for this organization we just have to wait a long time until we bounce back hopefully I’m dead wrong but regardless what happens at the end I’m a lakers fan for life .

  • Matt Williams

    What does Luther Vandross say? Wait for Love. Once he’s a free agent we can offer him the keys. Like I said before, I don’t want a repeat of 2012-2013.

    • LakersOverEverything

      It’s pretty obvious he’s on his way of Minnesota, isn’t it? It’s either get him now, or we won’t get him at all. I’m not saying we should go after him, but all this talk of waiting til he’s a free agent is pretty stupid either way

      • Matt Williams

        But do we know for sure he wants to be here for the long haul? I don’t trust these media people. I need to hear this from Kevin Love himself. It’s a lot safer to know that he wants to stay here for a long time than to take a gamble like we did with Dwight.

        • LakersOverEverything

          No, we don’t know for sure. I didn’t say we should go after him, remember? I just pointed out how he will NOT be available as a free agent in the summer of 2015

  • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

    Let’s get a few pieces via draft (Smart) and FA (Deng), sign a good coach (Hollins) and try to get to 40 wins or more next season. Then we can try to bring in a guy like Love via FA and pair him with an interior defensive presence like Asik.

    • Bruce

      Agree with everything you mentioned, except Asik lol, should be someone else out there better qualified than him.

      • VillainKing

        How about Gortat what do you think??

      • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

        I’ve had a few people talk down about Asik. I’m curious why, as I’ve heard him talked about as a quality interior defender for a couple seasons. When Dwight was talking about going to Houston, I was hearing about that being on of the best defense front court combos in the league. Asik isn’t and super star, not a franchise player, but he is a good, defensive role player.

        • LakersOverEverything

          I don’t get it either. The only thing separating those 2 defensively, is Dwight’s superior athleticism. Asik is a great defender and rebounder. I wouldn’t mind having him at all.

        • molly

          plus it is an expiring contract which is perfect for what they are trying to do

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            Who? I’m speaking of signing Asik as a FA in 2015.

        • comrade24

          he’s a great defender and a reliable double double guy when he gets the minutes, i think the problem is his contract. not sure what the details are on that but i’ve heard he’s overpaid and people don’t want to absorb his contract. If Houston was able to amnesty him (not sure if they still have this available) then he would be a great pick up.

    • comrade24

      i agree with your assessment but 50 wins has to be the floor. We NEED to make the playoffs next season and i think it’s a reasonable goal. with a healthy Kobe (knock on hardwood), a young prospect, and a good coach this should be attainable. If we aren’t going to suffer a long, drawn out rebuild, we HAVE to show FA’s that we can make the playoffs WITHOUT them. This would speak volumes to Kevin Love who simply wants to win. If we can make the playoffs in the West without him, he’ll be thinking “What could they do if i was there?”.

  • Lakers4Life

    Love with LeBron sounds like a good team to me! Go Lakers!

  • J Taylor

    Bottom line is that there is only 1 team that will get Love – whichever one Love picks. Some team might get desperate and willing to rent him, but in the end, everyone in the league knows there will be only 1 team that can get (and trade for) Love.
    - I hope that’s the Lakers.

    • Bruce

      Yup, don’t want another D12

  • VillainKing

    Lakers need to have patience, keep the 7th pick and sign Love in 2015 free agency..

    • Bruce

      True dat, why scramble and trade for Love where we have a shot at getting him via free agency 1 year from now. Keep the 7th pick or traded along with some cash for Phoenix’s 2 late 1st rounder.

    • LakersOverEverything

      There is no signing him in 2015. What don’t you people get? He’s on his way out of Minnesota, and it will be to a team he’s willing to guarantee an extension to. Smfh

      • VillainKing

        If he will not sign in the Lakers for 2015 free agency still very ok for me..

        • LakersOverEverything

          Yeah I’m ok with him not coming too. I was just pointing out how nearly impossible it will be to get him in the summer of 2015

          • VillainKing

            Ok I understand you..heheheh

          • VillainKing

            also I rather have a player that loves to play hustle and give defense for the Lakers my main PF is Jordan Hill..

      • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

        With all the rumors, it doesn’t sound like Love is going to sign an extension. In my OPINION, he wants to go to a winner, and he wants to have some time to test the waters. His situation in Minn was a bad one, and I don’t think he’d want to be stuck somewhere he doesn’t like, and somewhere he didn’t really CHOOSE to he.

      • molly

        That is not 1oo%true

      • comrade24

        if they traded him to Phoenix (who has the best assets to acquire him) and then Phoenix doesn’t make the playoffs i’m sure he wouldn’t sign an extension with them and would walk in FA.

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      Agree. We need talent at four positions (and that 5th position isn’t there much longer). Let’s not sacrifice talent for something we MIGHT get anyway

  • DKWTTY

    His bitchass probably won’t end up with us and what do we have that will lure him anyway.

  • CORKY CARROLL

    This story said absolutely NOTHING. Come on Lakersnation….. give us something other than a few paragraphs of either what we already know or just plain “filler.” This wasn’t even either of those, just a waste of the five seconds it took to read it. I know this is a hard time to come up with good stories that will satisfy us hungry for news rabid Lakers fans, but I would rather see “nothing new to report at this time” than to waste my time reading these nothing pieces when the headline leads me to believe there is something worth reading. To say “kevin love talks lakers,” and then read nothing like that????? You might just as well put up “JAMES, ANTHONY AND LOVE COMING TO LAKERS” and then when we all pull up the story it reads ” just kidding.” You can do better than this kinda rubbish…. so do it. Argh!!!!!

  • Zeke

    Any team that trades for Love will most likely insist upon a extension first. The Bulls among others offer a chance at something he craves. Attention and winning. The Wolves won more than the Lakers last year.

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      The Lakers don’t have anything to offer this year, but I wouldn’t be surprised with Love sticking in Minn (no extension), or being traded to a team with no guarantee (a la D12). If that’s the case, he’s testing FA, and if the Lakers can field a competitive squad in 2014-15 (40+ wins), I can see Love coming to LA.

      • Zeke

        Love won’t be in Minnesota. He will be either in GS or Chicago. If either happens, he probably won’t be a Laker.

  • mattyb

    Kevin Love will not come to LA. The lakers have nothing to offer for him via trade, and their is nothing to entice him to come via free agency. He said he wants to be on a contender, not a team that is going to need three years to get back into the playoffs. With only 4 players actually on the roster so far and one of them being an ailing Kobe Bryant getting Kevin Love in any way is just a pipe dream.

  • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

    Don’t consider this “talking Lakers.” He was asked about the team, and gave a SUPER PC answer lol

  • Okoh5inco

    It would be dumb of the Lakers to hire a head coach before free agency. So far Mitch Kupchak has been dropping the ball. Jerry West shoes seem to big for him to fill. D’Antoni was an embarrassing hire. Don’t make the same mistake twice. Jerry Buss would want to win now for the fans, franchise, and for Kobe. More interviews please.

  • Erad

    No one actually wants to come to the Lakers anymore. He can say whatever he wants until someone willingly comes here and changes the culture the point remains: the nba and it’s rat commissioners (silver and stern) got what they wanted the Lakers are dead

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