Head Coach Flip Saunders takes a shot at Kevin Love
|"Glen Taylor and I...well...we just...we just don't think he's that good..."|
New Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves Flip Saunders came on to KFAN 100.3 in Minneapolis and spoke about Kevin Love. He said that as many as 16 teams have made inquiries about Love before throwing a shot or two at his own star. Transcript courtesy of CSNNE:
Host: "Doesn't he have a right to be frustrated?"
Host: "You don't think so?"
Saunders: "Just like I told Garnett, he didn't have a right to be frustrated. Why does any player ahve a right to be frustrated? You're either part of the problem or part of the solution."
Saunders: "Should the team be frustrated? Yeah, the team can be frustrated. But I don't think any one individual should be frustrated."
Saunders: "I tell a story. I tell a story about - we were in the locker room when KG was in like his third year in the league, and Sam Mitchell was sitting in the locker room. KG was in there, and we had lost a couple games, and we were all sitting there talking. KG started going, 'Hey, you've got to start doing more.' And he's talking to some of the bench guys. 'You've got to start doing more.' And Sam said, 'Hey, hold it, hold it. Let me tell you something. You're making all the money. Hey, it's your responsibility, You make the money, you've got to live up to that.' So, that was the mentality, and from that point, KG never ever, from that point, he always took responsibility."
Look, Kevin Love has been treated like shit in Minnesota. Minnesota. They've been hesitant to sign him to contract extensions. Their owner (Glen Taylor) bluntly stated that "[He] doesn't think Kevin Love is a star". The best player they've provided Love with (and even so, via the draft) is Ricky Rubio, who provided the NBA with some of the worst shooting we have ever witnessed.
Quite frankly, Kevin Love should stick it the Timberwolves the best way possible. He's never complained about a teammate or demonstrated poor attitudes. But, Kevin Love should not be frustrated? A nice "adios" to Saunders and the rest of the front office would probably suffice as a frustration outlet for the 6'10 3x NBA All-Star.