The Warriors and Timberwolves had discussions earlier in the summer about a trade centered on Love, though the teams reached an impasse when the Warriors reportedly were hesitant to part with shooting guard Klay Thompson. ESPN.com reported in June that consultant Jerry West and new head coach Steve Kerr were opposed to surrendering Thompson plus a future first-round pick in a trade.
Several other teams have explored Love trades, including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, and recently the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs reportedly are not including number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins in an offer for Love.
Love, a three-time All-Star, averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season with the Timberwolves. He made his second All-NBA second team.
It's not clear if GSW has changed its position on Klay. But the sides are at least talking about things again after hitting a wall. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 15, 2014
- Alex Hampl