Kevin Love

Report: Timberwolves told Kevin Love to sit out the World Cup


Kevin Love took the heat for withdrawing from Team USA, but it might not have been just his decision.

Despite their posturing, the Timberwolves are reportedly set on trading Love. They don’t want him getting injured before they can complete a deal, and they have to wait for the Cavaliers to be allowed to trade Andrew Wiggins.

That might explain Love taking it easy this summer.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

I know Minnesota did tell Kevin, “You know what? It’s probably best you not play for this team.” And Kevin wholeheartedly agreed with that sentiment.

I believe the Timberwolves want Love to avoid injury. This is their last chance to get value for him

But their request didn’t necessarily affect the outcome.

Love isn’t exactly in the business of appeasing Minnesota right now. If he wanted to play, he would.

But the Timberwolves also asking him to sit out would only make his decision easier.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.