One of the more lingering questions that the Minnesota Timberwolves will face this offseason is what they will do with Kevin Love.
With multiple teams getting ready to offer them attractive trade deals, Minnesota will have to determine if Love will stay or is it better to ship him off.
One of Love’s current teammates Ricky Rubio spoke with NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper and came out to say that he will try his best to keep K-Love in the state of Minnesota:
“He’s my teammate and I want to know how he feels and if he wants to stay or whatever,” Rubio told NBA.com on Sunday at La Ghirada Sports Complex in an appearance as part of the adidas Eurocamp, the real reason he was in Treviso. “But it’s something that I think we had a good relationship and we can talk as friends.”
“Of course I want him to stay.”
Are you going to tell him?
“Yeah,” Rubio said. “I don’t want to convince him if he doesn’t want to stay. But I want him to stay and I’m going to tell him what I think, which is we’ve been improving every year and he’s a great player, he helps us a lot. I think we need to make the next step. … The media says it’s pretty settled, but I don’t know what he thinks. What I’ve been hearing is from the media, not from him, so I don’t trust that. It can be an opinion from you guys. I just really want to talk to him as a teammate.”
I guess we will have to wait and see if Ricky’s pitch will work.
Rubio image courtesy of Getty Images