Speculation surrounding Love's future with the Timberwolves began circulating after an interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Love did not state that he was interested in leaving Minnesota, but he did touch upon his desire to win—a desire which Minnesota hasn't yet met:
My patience is not high...Would yours be, especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness? All these [Team USA] guys seem to have great players around them.
It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs. When they start talking about that, I have nothing to talk about. If I don’t make the playoffs next year I don’t know what will happen.
I would say it's coming down to it for sure [next season]. It's no secret I was willing to commit to Minnesota for five years. I'm very happy with my contract. I'd love to be in Minnesota. But like anybody else, I want to win.
Fortunately for Love and the Timberwolves, optimism is beginning to mount.
The T-Wolves have surrounded Love with the caliber of players and coaches to create a push for the postseason. Such a truth only scratches the surface of why Love is most likely to realize his championship aspirations in Minnesota.