Kevin Love hoping to stay with Timber...

Kevin Love hoping to stay with Timberwolves, Rambis for the long term

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 4, 2011, titled Kevin Love hoping to stay with Timberwolves, Rambis for the long term. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Wolve's Kevin Love battles to score two in the second half at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, April 1, 2011.

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Mark

Middleton, WI

#1 Apr 5, 2011
Kudos for K-Love's attitude since becoming a Wolve, but the clear choice for the team is keep him, release Rambis.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#2 Apr 5, 2011
Despite the headline, I didn't read this as a ringing endorsement for Rambis.
fracas

Gadsden, AL

#3 Apr 5, 2011
Here it is, the last chance to win a game this season. The pups visit the equally woeful Nyets. The good thing is that it doesn't matter, as we are two games ahead (or would it be "behind") the Cavs for top slot in the lottery, and also a couple games clear of other trash like the Kings and Wizards.

I agree with Love that yet another major blowup would be unproductive. There is some talent on the squad, but the team lacks effective leadership, both on and off the court. Hopefully, Taylor will be willing to spend some cash this offseason and find a quality veteran C, not named Darko, willing to come here. The PG situation has to get better as well. If Rubio doesn't come over, then they have to find someone else as the Flynn-Ridnour duo is not getting it done.
fracas

Gadsden, AL

#4 Apr 5, 2011
The Hard Truth wrote:
Despite the headline, I didn't read this as a ringing endorsement for Rambis.
I agree. There have been a few players quoted as supporting Rambis over the past two weeks, but it appears to be more out of courtesy than out of sincerity.

I don't really care if Rambis comes back, or not. The players have had all season to buy into his system, some of them two seasons, and if they haven't been sold on his system by now what would make one think that another season would be any different.

If Rambis gets canned, I think Sam Mitchell would get a look. Mitchell was well liked, a hard worker, and has local ties.

I hope Glen Taylor realizes that he loses money BECAUSE the team is noncompetitive, and that you cannot save your way out of this mess. The more he trims payroll, the less competitive the team becomes, and the whole thing spirals downward. A winning team would fill the stands, increasing all of the other revenue sources like concessions, advertising, memorabilia, etc., along the way.
DD Austin

Benton, MS

#5 Apr 5, 2011
WHY?????????? ;-(
MO in CO

Marysville, WA

#6 Apr 5, 2011
Sign Rubio, draft Sullinger, add a quality FA veteran.

Goodbye to Pekovich, Telfair, Hayward and maybe Webster.

And of course a coaching switch to someone the players will actually respond to.
ka inso

Philippines

#7 Apr 5, 2011
what if minn. gets the no. 1 pick? should they trade their pick so they can have rubio or draft a player other than kyrie irving who's the best in this years class.
sid hartman

Portland, OR

#8 Apr 5, 2011
CONTRACTION!!!!!! JUST A WISH..
Hate this team

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 5, 2011
Draft Perry Jones or Derrick Williams
Get Rubio here
Trade Ridnour/Ellington/Memphis Pick for Ray Felton or sign Aaron Brooks
Trade a future 2nd Round Pick for Raja Bell
Trade Flynn and Webster to anyone that will give us another SG - Afflalo?

Felton/Rubio
Johnson/Afflalo/Bell
Beasley/Jones
Love/Randolph/Tolliver
Darko/Pekovic
BrettK

Andover, MN

#10 Apr 5, 2011
If Rubio has committed before the draft, I think they should offer their high pick and players for a star SG. They have enough kids. Otherwise, even though Perry Jones looks great, I'd rather have Irving or Kemba Walker based on need.
Elvis

San Francisco, CA

#11 Apr 5, 2011
release this loser, he won't play defense
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#12 Apr 5, 2011
Either KLove sees the potential of the current situation or is crazy! I hope it's the former for longsuffering T-Wolves fans.
America is Adrift

Fargo, ND

#13 Apr 5, 2011
Scott in Orlando wrote:
Either KLove sees the potential of the current situation or is crazy! I hope it's the former for longsuffering T-Wolves fans.
Once again, I put the Wolves current state of affairs on the GM, David Kahn. Kevin Love is a nice piece, but Kahn absolutely set the franchise back when during his first draft, he had 4, count em, 4 picks in the first round, Rubio, Flynn, Lawson, and Ellington. Rubio still doesn't want to come here. Ellington and Flynn have been a bust, and Lawson was shipped to Denver before he ever suited up for the Wolves. Had Kahn did the right thing with those draft picks, i.e. kept Lawson, drafted Jennings, and drafted Hansbrough (which I strongly suggested here on Topix), and then drafted some one other than Wesley Johnson last year, the Wolves would have been one of the hottest young teams in the league right now. Love inside doing the dirty work - Hansbrough outside with the midrange game, Lawson and Jennings exploding through the defense and lighting it up from three. But instead of being a GM, he turned into Kevin McHale part 2, and now we've added guys via free agency like Martel Webster and Beasley, and none of these guys are going to pan out. And we got virtually nothing in the draft for two consecutive years (keep in mind, McHale drafted Kevin Love, not David Kahn). This guy needs to go before he hurts us one more year.
Kevin

Hopkins, MN

#14 Apr 5, 2011
Kevin is just saying the 'right things'. He's no dummy. He'll be out of here the first chance he gets and no once could blame him because Glen Taylor is a horrible owner that has run this franchise into the ground.
Timberwoes

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 5, 2011
Organizations love a player that puts up the numbers, says the right things, and stays out of the headlines off the court. K-Love is doing ALL the right things to insure he comes out of his experience with the Wolves in a good position for a lucrative contract. A consummate professional to be certain, but it's so saccharine, so glaringly "PC" that it comes off as disingenuous. We've all seen this "team" and coach in action, K-Love. This sounds like the proverbial lipstick on a pig.

Need point guards.
Need a center.
Need veteran leadership.
Need a coach.
Probably need a new GM.
A new owner wouldn't hurt.

What was their inaugural year? 1991? That's a lot of years of "re-building." Go or get off the can,'Woes! Enough is enough! Make some progress.
jacky

Hefei, China

#16 Apr 6, 2011
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Gardy

Byron, MN

#18 Apr 6, 2011
Who was Kahn supposed to draft other than Wes Johnson? I don't think that was a ridiculous pick. The only other option was Cousins and the jury is still out on who will be better - Wes has looked better than Evan Turner. 2009 was a lot worse. Ellington was not a bad pick for the end of the first round, but flipping the Lawson pick for Webster and drafting Flynn over Curry are the kinds of thing that keeps teams like the Timberwolves down no matter how many picks they hoard. Kahn should have drafted Rubio (with all the hype he had to draft Rubio) and Curry and kept Lawson. Without another high pick point guard (Flynn) to compete with, Rubio might have come to MN right away. I get the feeling that Kahn didn't draft Curry because Curry indicated he didn't want to come to MN. I thought at the time that not drafting Curry was a dangerous (dumb) precedent to set since it lets players know if they act like jerks they won't have to come to MN. So guess what? Before the 2010 draft Counsins was a jerk to Kahn to keep himself out of MN. This is the kind of thing that should get Kahn fired since that's the only way to overcome the precedent. What are they going to do in 2011 if they win the lottery when Kyrie Irving says he doesn't want to go to MN? I can only hope they'll draft him anyway, but even then Irving will be pissed since he expected to be able to keep himself out of MN based on past precedent.
America is Adrift wrote:
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Once again, I put the Wolves current state of affairs on the GM, David Kahn. Kevin Love is a nice piece, but Kahn absolutely set the franchise back when during his first draft, he had 4, count em, 4 picks in the first round, Rubio, Flynn, Lawson, and Ellington. Rubio still doesn't want to come here. Ellington and Flynn have been a bust, and Lawson was shipped to Denver before he ever suited up for the Wolves. Had Kahn did the right thing with those draft picks, i.e. kept Lawson, drafted Jennings, and drafted Hansbrough (which I strongly suggested here on Topix), and then drafted some one other than Wesley Johnson last year, the Wolves would have been one of the hottest young teams in the league right now. Love inside doing the dirty work - Hansbrough outside with the midrange game, Lawson and Jennings exploding through the defense and lighting it up from three. But instead of being a GM, he turned into Kevin McHale part 2, and now we've added guys via free agency like Martel Webster and Beasley, and none of these guys are going to pan out. And we got virtually nothing in the draft for two consecutive years (keep in mind, McHale drafted Kevin Love, not David Kahn). This guy needs to go before he hurts us one more year.

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