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Souhan : Love’s Feud With Management Is KG Pt. II

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“You walk into the locker room every year, and it’s completely turned over,” Love says. “There’s new guys everywhere. And then it happens again and again. You start to wonder: Is there really a plan here? Is there really any kind of a … plan?”

Minnestoa C Kevin Love refused to back down from the strong stance he took with Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski Tuesday, today telling reporters that while he’s sorry he took his gripes public, “I meant what I said, I told (General Manager) David Kahn there’s nothing to apologize about.” The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Jim Souhan finds the situation reminiscent of what the Timberwolves went thru with Kevin Garnett, warning the club’s owner Glen Taylor, “Love is the second player in franchise history who has attained sustainable stardom. The Wolves need him a lot more than he needs them.”

What Love said about the leadership of Taylor and Kahn is exactly what you hear from inside the Wolves organization, and what anyone paying close attention could have discerned without inside information.

The past two years, the Wolves have continued to wade through mediocrity. Only now they have coach Rick Adelman and his staff, and Love, acting as stilts, elevating the franchise from abysmal to intriguing.

There is one positive possibility for Kahn: If Love leaves because of him, we’ll forget all about his other mistakes: drafting umpteen point guards, choosing Jonny Flynn over Steph Curry, signing Darko, trading for Michael Beasley and hiring Kurt Rambis.

Losing Love would trump all.

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