The rumors just get crazier and crazier surrounding Kevin Love and the Golden State Warriors.
Now, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the Warriors may send Klay Thompson to the Lakers in a three-team deal that would net them Love from the Timberwolves.
Eric Pincus of the Lakers Now blog on the LA Times chimes in with more:
From what I have heard – Wolves want more than #7 and are hesitant to take Klay who wants a big contract – so GST would send #7 instead
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) June 21, 2014
So, the parameters of the deal would entail Thompson going to the Lakers, the Lakers’ No. 7 overall pick going to the Timberwolves via the Warriors, and Love going to the Warriors. Of course, those would just be the main pieces; you have to imagine that nothing is imminent and that these are just discussions between the teams.
Reports this week suggested that Thompson would be going to the Timberwolves in any proposed trade for Love. Minnesota has insisted on the Warriors including Thompson, and there have been conflicting reports as to whether the Warriors are willing to part with their starting two-guard.
From Thompson’s perspective, playing for the Lakers is a better alternative than the Timberwolves. Thompson’s father, Mychael, is the radio color commentator for the Lakers, so this trade would obviously resonate more with the Thompson family.
According to Bresnahan, the deal has been “put on hold” because of the Warriors’ said dilemma concerning Thompson. Their best case scenario would be hold on to Thompson while acquiring Love, forming a lethal trio of three-point shooters in the starting lineup with Stephen Curry, Thompson, and Love.
Don’t expect this deal to get done today, but the emergence of the possibility of a three-team trade brings a lot more possibilities.