CLEVELAND - 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."
"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."
Love was introduced by the Cavaliers on Tuesday and said in the press conference that he "loved his time in Minnesota." But after six years without making the playoffs and a phone call from LeBron James, it's not surprising that he wanted to go to Cleveland. And he's right about what the Timberwolves got in the deal — he was probably going to leave regardless of whether it was this year or when he had the option to opt out of his contract next year. At least they got some incredibly promising young player
On Tuesday, the day love was introduced in Cleveland, Taylor opened up to sports radio 1500ESPN and pointed out what he said were a few flaws in Love's game.
"I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he's going to be the third player on a team. I don't think he's going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he'll get the blame if they don't do well," Taylor told 1500 ESPN. "He's going to have to learn to handle that. I think he's around a couple guys are awful good. Now I'm not saying that Kevin's not good, but I think where maybe he got away with some stuff, not playing defense on our team, I'm not sure how that's going to work in Cleveland. So I would guess they're going to ask him to play more defense. And he's foul-prone."
Taylor also questioned Love's durability.
"The only thing that I still have a question mark about will be his health. I had that concern then, I still have that concern and I think Cleveland should have that concern, too. If they sign him to a five-year contract like they're thinking about, I mean that's a big contract in a guy that's had sometimes where he's missed games," Taylor reasoned.