NBA reportedly told Flip Saunders to stop talking about Kevin Love

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With the Cavaliers playing the Timberwolves tonight, it’s time to reflect on Kevin Love’s departure from Minnesota.

Timberwolves president/coach Flip Saunders said:

“Minnesota people are pretty loyal. You turn on Minnesota, they don’t forgive you,” Saunders said after practice on Monday. “So I think people probably appreciated him while he was here. But you leave under the terms that he did, just the way Minnesota people are, they’re not pretty forgiving along those lines.”

Apparently, that didn’t fly with the NBA.

Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group:

I’m not sure why Saunders’ comments offended. Maybe the NBA didn’t like him openly discussing how a player under contract worked his way out of town? It’s not pretty, but it’s also not the first time a player’s attitude influenced a trade.

Saunders could learn something from Rajon Rondo: