The Kevin Love sweepstakes are in full swing with many teams around the league sending their best trade offers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in an effort to land the superstar forward.
Although reports of a potentially imminent blockbuster trade with the Golden State Warriors began to circulate on Thursday, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski maintains that several teams are still pursuing the three-time All-Star:
Still several teams pursuing Kevin Love who don't believe Minnesota's Flip Saunders is in a deal-making mode — yet.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 19, 2014
As of right now, it seems as though the Warriors have the edge in trade talks with the Timberwolves. The current deal being discussed involves Golden State sending Klay Thompson, David Lee, and future first-round draft pick to Minnesota in exchange for Love and Kevin Martin.
Other players have been mentioned as potentially being involved in the deal are J.J. Barea, Harrison Barnes, and possibly even the 13th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft.
Although Oakland may be where Love ultimately lands, many other teams will be looking to best the Warriors’ offer. The Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers have all been rumored to show interest in acquiring Love, but the only trade package being talked about thus far is coming from Golden State.
A few weeks ago, rumors began to circulate about the Timberwolves possibly trading Love on or before draft day on June 26. It remains to be seen if a deal gets done before the draft, but trade talks have escalated prompting many to believe a deal could be imminent.
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