Kevin Love turns down offer to play in Turkey

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love says he's staying stateside -- for now. Love reportedly turned down an offer to sign with a pro team in Turkey, saying he didn't feel "it was the right decision." Love, however, says if the NBA lockout drags on, he won't count out playing overseas.
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Timberwolves forward Kevin Love says he's staying stateside -- for now. Love reportedly turned down an offer to sign with a pro team in Turkey, saying he didn't feel "it was the right decision." Love, however, says if the NBA lockout drags on, he won't count out playing overseas.

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