Timberwolves' Love is tired of losing

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Minnesota Timberwolves two-time All Star forward Kevin Love looked around when he was named one of 12 players chosen to play for the United States in the London Olympics and noticed something.

He's the only one of the 12 who has never played in an NBA playoff game.

And he's getting antsy for Wolves management to end that distinction.

He told Yahoo! Sports so in an interview while training with the U.S. team in Las Vegas.

"My patience is not high," Love said. "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."

Love, 23, last winter agreed to a four-year, $61 million contract extension that gives him the option to become an unrestricted free agent after three seasons when he sought from the team the maximum five-year "designated player" slot.

He could opt out in the summer of 2015.

"At this point, I'm not afraid to go on the record," Love told Yahoo! "Being around these (Team USA) guys, they know the situation I'm in and how competitive I am. I want to win. All the players on the Timberwolves feel the same way as well. The coaching staff is awesome. They want to win and win now. Hopefully, we can make some stuff 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."
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