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Kevin Love open to leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Kevin Love has shown that he is a talented basketball player and the Minnesota Timberwolves' centre is a key player for the Western Conference side, and has served the club well, but Love has stated his desire to leave the team, according to ESPN.

On Wednesday, Love appeared on SportsNation and made it clear he sees a career away from Minnesota considering the centre hasn't made the play-offs in the six years of featuring in the NBA.

The 25-year-old went on to state that not making the play-offs has hurt him, and he'll do anything to make sure he moves on to bigger things:

"No matter what the outcome is, I just want to end up in a great place where I can win," Love said.

"At the end of the day, I've played six years, haven't made the playoffs yet, that burns me and hurts my heart, so I really want to be playing."

In the regular season Love featured 77 times for the Timberwolves averaging 26.1 points and 4.4 assists per game, his best points per game average in his six seasons.

The Timberwolves however should have clinched a play-off place this season, but with four teams in the run-in for the last two spots at the end of the season Minnesota lost their three remaining games.

A defeat against the Golden State Warriors could have been forseen but their other two games were against Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, both sitting below Rick Adelman's men, and the Wolves crumbled under the pressure as the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks sealed the final two places.

Since this defeat General Manager Flip Saunders has taken over from Rick Adelman and will be looking to keep the services of Love, who was their top points score this season and also managed the most rebounds (12.1) per game.

But Love is ready to move on for a new challenge, and the New York Knicks have been seen to grab his attention with Love stating to SportsNation that the Knicks are a possible option:

"The Knicks are definitely a place where anybody would like to go."

Having finished ninth in the Eastern Conference last season, the Knicks have hired a new head coach in Derek Fisher, and one of their main aims is to keep their star man Carmelo Anthony who has recently been linked with a move to Miami Heat.

Other teams on Love's radar are the San Antonio Spurs and the Boston Celtics.
The Spurs would seem a better option having finished top of the Western Conference and currently playing in the NBA Finals against Miami Heat, and this would be a dream move for the three time NBA All Star who is looking to win now.

But the realisation for Timberwolves' fans are that the chances of Love remaining in Minnesota for the regular season are looking slim, as the centre has ambition to keep on winning considering the 25-year-old has already played for six seasons in the NBA.

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