Kevin Love has been rehabbing and slowly working his way back from shoulder surgery. Although he’s had a slow recovery process, and he isn’t taking contact yet, Love will participate in training camp and is expected to be back in time for the start of the regular season. Here are some quotes from Kevin Love on his return from the injury.

“I think like a lot of guys on this team, we dont lack hunger. A guy like Andy Varejao, I’m sure he’s very hungry. LeBron was healthy the whole way and got to Game 6 of the NBA Finals. He’s done a plethora of things in his career and he’s still very hungry. Kyrie got hurt in Game 1, very hungry. Myself included, very hungry.”

“For me, I feel like it’s a fresh start, a fresh start for everybody here, coaching staff included and we’re going to continue with this thing.”

“I’m sitting here laughing because none of you believed me when I said I’d be back. A lot came into it, but I always came out in the same place. I have an opportunity to play for a championship every year as long as everybody’s healthy.”

“Guys are committed long term to this team. A lot of really good veteran players want to play here. It’s a place where I can ultimately be happy because winning kind of breathes everything else. I’m committed for five years, so I look forward to seeing where this ride takes me.”