Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was largely a factor not during the 2020-21 NBA season when he actually played and wasn’t busy generating out of court titles, but has nonetheless made the USA Basketball team controversial for the upcoming Summer Olympics ahead worthy candidates as Julius Randle of the New York Knicks.
While speaking with reporters Wednesday, Love had little understanding that he hoped his Team USA experience could lead him to leave Northeast Ohio after the Summer Games.
“I feel like coming forward [the Cavs] or whatever team I end up with, this USA Team is something I can continue to progress in the right way for anyone, ”he explained, according to Cleveland television station WKYC. “It doesn’t matter who I’m out with or who I’m playing with on the ground; I’m going to bring my basketball style and do everything I have to do to win.”
Coach Gregg Popovich stated recently Love will not be just a spectator or a cheerleader in Tokyo. “We’re going to work their one – off in the next four to five weeks and we’re asking a lot,” Popovich said of the 2016 NBA champion. “This will definitely get him back at the pace he needs to be at to continue playing. I think that’s one of the big reasons why I wanted to do this, to be able to get back to who he was.”
Love’s ability to return to form could land a desired trade to a contender before training camp sessions. open in September.