Where’s the Love? Well…he’s still in Minnesota.
According to a report, Golden State-Minnesota trade talks for Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love have once again hit a roadblock due to the Warriors’ unwillingness to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in the deal.
As it stands, the Warriors are willing to send a package including David Lee, Harrison Barnes, and a probable first-round draft pick in exchange for Love and two-guard Kevin Martin.
One problem—the Warriors won’t include Thompson, one half of the ‘Splash Brothers’ alongside backcourt mate Stephen Curry. Sources in the report claim that Thompson’s exclusion is the only thing keeping this deal from happening at the moment.
Golden State may want to think this over—and quickly—considering Love said he was “intrigued” by the idea of playing alongside LeBron James and would “commit” to Cleveland just hours after King James announced his return to the Cavaliers on Friday.
If the T-Wolves don’t deal Love by the annual trade deadline in February, then they’ll run the risk of losing him without compensation via free agency in the 2014-15 offseason.
Should the Warriors relent and pull the trigger on the deal?