NBA: Twitter reacts to Kevin Love withdrawing from Team USA

Kevin Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves star has decided to miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love has pulled out of Team USA for the upcoming FIBA World Cup due to uncertainty surrounding his future.

With no end in sight to the speculation surrounding his potential trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Love has elected to miss the tournament.

The Cavs are reportedly prepared to offer a trade package involving 2014 number one pick Andrew Wiggins for Love, who made his third All Star appearance last season.

Also in the mix are the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls. The Wall Street Journal reports that the New York Knicks also made a speculative trade offer to acquire the big man.

The USA will head into the FIBA World Cup as the favourite to win the competition, but the team will face a tough task to reach the final. Hosts Spain, lead by brothers Marc and Pau Gasol, will be extremely tough opposition.

On Twitter, basketball bans were predictably disappointed to hear that Love would not be making an appearance at the competition.

NBA analysts also had their say on Love's decision, whether players really want to play in the World Cup and Team USA's chances of winning the tournament.

Was Kevin Love right to pull out of the FIBA World Cup?