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December 23, 2014 Updates

When the Wolves announced those three new players at the Minnesota State Fair in August, Taylor questioned whether Love would accept being a third option behind James and Irving and wondered if the Cavaliers would demand Love play better defense than he did the Wolves. Love said he wasn’t hurt by Taylor’s typically blunt comments. “No, no, it was to the point where I knew I was getting traded and between the players he got, especially Wiggins, I thought he got a lot of value,” Love said. “Just sometimes you don’t press send and sometimes you do and wish you had it back.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Love said he hasn’t talked to Taylor since the trade, but said he had a telephone discussion with Saunders that gave both some closure, and he predicted he’d give Saunders, now the Wolves’ coach as well, a “big hug” and “we’ll be talking and laughing” and discussing where they’ll have lunch when Cleveland makes its only Target Center appearance this season Jan. 31. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 14, 2014 Updates

Taylor's Wolves haven't been to the playoffs in 10 seasons. This is expected to be No. 11 in a row. "This year, knowing that I have (coach Flip Saunders), knowing we have some really good resources, I just understand we're going to go through part of our growing process," Taylor said. "For some reason, I'm more accepting of it. I haven't found myself feeling terribly sad or terribly uncomfortable. I'm more patient." St. Paul Pioneer Press

October 31, 2014 Updates

"This has been a long process and I am thrilled that we have reached an agreement," said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. "We drafted Ricky over three years ago and had to wait two years for him to come over. He came to us with such high expectations and he immediately proved why we were so high on him. Unfortunately he got hurt at the end of his rookie season, but he has worked so hard to come back and we believe he has a long and successful career ahead of him. He's a great foundation for our franchise and we're very happy to keep Ricky here long term to work and grow with the young nucleus that we have." NBA.com

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Rubio's representation has been seeking a five-year maximum contract that could be worth about $75 million. The Wolves are willing to wait if Rubio decides a four-year deal isn't enough. St. Paul Pioneer Press

August 27, 2014 Updates

A day after Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor questioned if going to the Cavaliers was the best decision for Kevin Love, Love told ESPN’s Mike and Mike that he thinks Taylor should be focused on his own team. “I think emotions are definitely running high right now. For Glen to say that, I just think that he should be focusing on the players that he just received,” he said. “I mean, he has two of the No. 1 picks in the last two drafts: Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. He has another guy who can really play in Thaddeus Young. For The Win

Kevin Love: “I think he got a lot for me. So I’d be focusing even more on that. More than anything, I’m just excited to start my time in Cleveland, get to work with my new teammates, and start with this new family here.” For The Win

August 26, 2014 Updates
August 3, 2014 Updates

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that a trade of Love is "likely" by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24. The first day Wiggins is eligible to be traded is Aug. 23. Wiggins said Sunday he isn't taking his name being mentioned in trade talks "personal." "At the end of the day you have to remember that the NBA is a business before anything. I'm a rookie. I really don't have too much say," he said. ESPN.com

August 2, 2014 Updates

The Timberwolves say now that they expect to trade disgruntled all-star Kevin Love and that a deal is expected Aug. 23 or Aug. 24. "I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the Pioneer Press. St. Paul Pioneer Press

July 31, 2014 Updates

Two league sources told CBSSports.com this week that Taylor remains hesitant to trade Love, still stung by the aftermath of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston in 2007. The team has won more than 30 games only twice in the seven seasons since. "I don't think Glen Taylor wants to do the deal," one of the people familiar with the discussions said. CBSSports.com

July 25, 2014 Updates

One source insisted this week, however, that the Wolves -- especially owner Glen Taylor -- actually now prefer a package headlined by Wiggins to a Thompson-led haul for Love because Wiggins is widely seen as possessing superstar potential while also just starting out on a rookie contract. Thompson is eligible for a lucrative contract extension from the Warriors or any team he's traded to between now and Halloween. ESPN.com

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