The Warriors are reportedly unlikely to part with swingman Klay Thompson in a possible deal that would allow the team to land Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love, according to Marcus Thompson III of the San Jose Mercury News.
Golden State would likely need to construct a trade that centers on power forward David Lee in order to make it work financially. Lee is owed $15 million next year while Love, who turns 26 before next season, is set to make $15.7 million in the final year of his contract.
Other pieces would need to be added to make the deal work from a talent perspective for Minnesota, whether it be Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes or Thompson. According to a Warriors team source, the front office is unwilling to part with Thompson, who could be one of the key pieces for the Timberwolves.no intention of trading their franchise player