Thursday July 17th, 2014

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that he wants forward Kevin Love to play for the team this season, despite trade rumors, he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Taylor spoke with NBA TV on Wednesday concerning the three-time All-Star, who has been named in several trade discussions, including the Golden State Warriors who have re-opened the Love trade talks in the past week.

"My preference is that Kevin will come to (training) camp -- and I'm sure he will -- and play with the team," Taylor said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I say back to Kevin, 'Well, that's all I want, too,' " 

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Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season with the Timberwolves, earning second team All-NBA honors.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in Love, since LeBron James opted to return to Cleveland at least for next season.

"My response is that we are going to look at everything that makes sense that would make our team better," Taylor said, "but we are not going to move a superb player like that without getting equal or more value back."

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