The rumor that Kevin Love could swap Minnesota for the LA Lakers has been doing the rounds for a while now.
Love has voiced concern with his current franchise in the past, and inconsistent displays from the team have led to some suggesting he may leave sooner rather than later.
And as trade deadline day rises over the horizon, reports as recently as yesterday suggested the 2014 All-Star could leave the Timberwolves.
But in an interview with GQ released today, Love seemed to distance himself from any move to California in the near future:
"People think it's so far-fetched that I would stay in Minnesota.
"And I'm not sh****g on the Lakers, but we have the better team, the better foundation. I'm having fun," he told Steve Marsh.
And to be fair to Love, take one look at the stats and you can see he has a point.
The Lakers are in the midst of one of their worst seasons in a long while, a 18-35 record leaving them well off the pace.
The Timberwolves meanwhile, are 25-28, and still harbour hopes of entering the playoffs this season.
Love is in fine form himself this campaign, averaging 25.8 points and 13.2 rebounds per game - meaning it would take a hell of an offer to tempt the franchise to part with it's most prized asset.
So it seems Love won't be heading to Los Angeles anytime soon - at least not to the Lakers.
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