When Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love announced that he was not playing in the FIBA World Cup, there were mixed opinions about his decision. On one hand, his name comes up in trade talks almost everyday so it makes sense that he would want to focus on where he may end up next season. On the other hand, some people feel like representing your country should override his current situation.
Now we are finding out that Love’s decision might have been pushed by someone else. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Timberwolves told Love to not play in the World Cup.
This makes sense in a lot of ways for the Timberwolves. The only way they are going to get the best offer is with a healthy Kevin Love.