Kevin Love said he understood the criticism leveled at him over his formation of the Olympic team, but he vowed to prove himself with his performance.
“The way I understand it [the criticism] “Because I came out of a season where I didn’t play a lot of games and I wasn’t at the top of my game,” Loew said. “For me to come here, I feel I have a lot to prove.”
Love last played for Team USA in 2012, and hasn’t been on the All-Star Team since 2018.
Love said he would be willing to take on any role no matter what team he’s on, whether it’s Team USA, the Cavs, or any other team.
“I think if I have to be pivotal in my career for a team to win, I am more than willing to do it. I feel I will continue [the Cavs] Or whatever team I ended up with or Team USA, that’s definitely something I can continue to progress on,” added Love.
Gregg Popovich promised to make love work hard to keep up with the Olympics.
“We are going to do his job for the next four to five weeks and demand a lot. This will definitely put him back in the rhythm he needs to keep playing. I think that is one of the big reasons he wanted to do this, so he can put himself back in the way he was.”