Now Minnesota is going through their own issues with their 'superstar' player in what's being dubbed, "The Love Affair"--because lord knows a cute name makes it much more fun to discuss.
If I was Flip Saunders I'd be sure that Kevin Love was no longer a member of the Timberwolves organization come the June 26th NBA Draft. Send him packing, get an established player or two and maybe even another draft pick.
I love watching Kevin Love play, I think he's undoubtedly one of the NBA's most unique players ever and one of the most impressive offensive weapons in the League...however his defense is another story (and what makes him just an All-Star and not a Superstar in my mind). That being said, it's abundantly clear that he no longer wants to call the Twin Cities home and in my opinion: if you don't want to be here, we don't want you here! Forget trying to woo him and attempting to convince him to stay. If he doesn't want to be here, I don't want him suiting up for Minnesota ever again!
If Kevin Love is traded I pray that the Wolves dump Kevin Martin, too. He'd be a perfect Jamal Crawford/J.R. Smith-type instant offense sixth man, however like those two players, he's an atrociously bad defender and thus shouldn't ever play more than 25-30 minutes a night. Paying him $7.5million a year isn't ideal, either.
With the draft less than two weeks away, it should be a very interesting next 12 days. I don't doubt that we'll hear plenty about Kevin Love, hopefully that'll be capped by the fact that he'll be playing elsewhere in 2014-15.