When Kevin Love complains about the Timberwolves' braintrust, he risks being labeled an ingrate, a young player who improbably achieved stardom with the NBA team that drafted him and yet is eying a door that won't even open for two more seasons.
Love, during a recent lunch with Yahoo! basketball savant Adrian Wojnarowski, mentioned a scene that had become legend within the Wolves organization, one in which president of basketball operations David Kahn walked into the trainer's room after a loss and shoved a contract offer he knew Love wouldn't like into his hands. Love was seen shortly thereafter crumpling the sheet as he angrily left.
Love noted that Wolves owner Glen Taylor, along with Kahn, has downplayed Love's importance to the franchise.
Love reiterated he wants not just to make the playoffs but play on a team capable of contending for titles.