NBA Roundtable

Kevin Love On Bad Locker Room Presences

In General NBA on July 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm reports

“There was some bad blood in that locker room we were able to get out of there and smooth things out. That should help us out going forward.”

Asked to elaborate, Love responded: “Just what I said. We had bad blood in the locker room. We got that out.”

Forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, guard Martell Webster and center Darko Milicic were the most notable players Minnesota jettisoned this offseason.

Alright, not much to go on.

  • I think it’s pretty clear Beasley was definitely one of the guys. A very selfish player who constantly demanded shot-attempts, was a ball-stopper and rarely passed. Lack of defensive effort. Blamed others instead of taking responsibility for his own performances.
  • Anthony Randolph is probably another. He has been unhappy his entire career due to a lack of playing time / opportunity.
  • I doubt Martell Webster was anything less than a true pro. He is a very professional and team-orientated guy. Had a very good reputation as a teammate when in Portland. Good character guy.
  • Darko Milicic is a hard one to peg. Fair chance he was a problem. A sullen character. There was talk about Minnesota being a place that could propel his career but that never really happened. Saw his role diminish last year. Eh, yeah, probably more than a fair chance that Darko was an unhappy camper last year and he hasn’t been the type to keep his unhappiness to himself in the past. Probably a problem too.

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