Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) and forward Kevin Love (42) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio Wants Kevin Love to Stay in Minnesota

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According to reports, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio plans on calling Kevin Love and asking him to stay with the T’Wolves. This call could put a stop to the Chicago Bulls‘ plans of  trading for the star power forward, in hopes of making a new “Big Three” in Chicago, putting Love with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

As reported by other sites, the Bulls planned on making a huge offer for the former UCLA Bruins star.

“I don’t want to convince him if he doesn’t want to stay. But I want him to stay”-Ricky Rubio
Rubio said that the two are friends, and that he hopes he can convince Love to stay. “I don’t want to convince him if he doesn’t want to stay. But I want him to stay and I’m going to tell him what I think, which is we’ve been improving every year and he’s a great player, he helps us a lot,” Rubio said in an interview with NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper. “I think we need to make the next step. … The media says it’s pretty settled, but I don’t know what he thinks.”

The Bulls’ offer had been rumored to have been the highest yet for Love, with rumors linking the Boston CelticsPhoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings to him as well. The Bulls have multiple first round picks and plenty of talent to offer for the star, who was a teammate of Rose at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which the United States won the gold medal for.

It will be interesting to see what Rubio says to Love, and whether or not Love does want to leave Minnesota. If he does plan on leaving, it would be smart to place bets on Chicago as his destination, as the Bulls are pulling out all the stops on Love, in hopes that he can bring an elusive title to not only Chicago, but Rose and Noah as well.

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