Kevin Love is the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise, but the abundance of public appearances that aren't coming on the basketball court is getting scary.
No one can blame him for wanting a little more press. He did play for a big-time college program on the west coast, and has adjusted quite well to playing in the midwest.
Now, however, his actions are beginning to send the message that his dedication level is not all that high.
Love said yes to seemingly every interview during the basketball season. This offseason, he has emerged on TV screens for non-basketball reasons.
It makes those on the outside question his commitment to the team and the game.
Should he really be playing beach volleyball during the lockout when players are doing everything from working out on their own to gaining experience at Rucker Park like his teammate Michael Beasley?
We do not know what he does behind the scenes. Still, his pattern of actions lead me to think he will not be improving as much as the rest of the league next year.
Plus, on a team with a new potential go-to threat in Derrick Williams, Love will have to be even more efficient in getting his points.
So, from a statistical standpoint and team impact standpoints, look for Love to decline, or at least fail to improve, next year.