Trade rumors concerning Kevin Love will dominate the NBA this offseason, and the latest buzz is a little conflicting.
On one side, we have Bill Simmons reporting that the Boston Celtics are “heavy favorites” to land Love. They have been said to be offering a package of the sixth and 17th overall selections in the upcoming draft, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, and future draft picks.
However, a report from the Boston Herald states that the Timberwolves aren’t exactly fawning over the Celtics’ supposed offer. In fact, according to the Herald, “Denver and Golden State have both made more intriguing offers, and there are other teams very much in the picture, as well.”
Whether the Warriors ultimately land Love may come down to the their willingness to part with Klay Thompson, their young sharpshooter and plus-defender who complements Stephen Curry very well. Simmons reports that the Warriors do not want to discuss Thompson, but that perspective may change as time passes by if this is the only condition that is holding up a possible deal.
A package of Thompson, David Lee, and maybe Harrison Barnes or Draymond Green would be a healthy option for the Timberwolves to consider. Other suitors for Love include the Cavaliers, Bulls, Suns, Rockets, and Kings.