I highly doubt that this move happens, but the Atlanta Hawks could be in the mix for Kevin Love. The power forward is supposedly not interested in staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves for another year and wants out as soon as possible. Who can blame him either? The Timberwolves have not done anything since Love joined the team and it’s not his fault. He’s been a beast for Minnesota. His supporting cast on the other hand has been missing and that’s why he’s ready to leave.
So why not come join the Hawks? They have a solid roster loaded with talent already. Now, some of that talent will need to be used in order to actually make the move happen, but I would say Atlanta has more than enough pieces to get this done. As great as Paul Millsap was this season, he might be the key piece Minnesota would want in return. Add a first round pick along with Millsap and maybe another player such as Lou Williams as well, and the Timberwolves will have to listen. Not a lot of teams can offer the package Atlanta can.
However, no matter what it takes, the Hawks need to seriously consider making the trade for Love. The team is in dire need of another star to make them a title contender, and there’s no reason to not at least reach out to Minnesota. The power forward averaged a remarkable 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game this season, which ranked in the top four of both categories. Could you imagine Love playing alongside Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver and Al Horford too? Wow, that’s a pretty impressive lineup.
I know the trade is probably not going to happen. In fact, I would even say the chances of Love coming to Atlanta are slim to none, but this doesn’t mean the Hawks can’t make a phone call to see what the Timberwolves want in exchange. GM Danny Ferry has worked wonders before, and hopefully he has one more trick up his sleeve in order to bring Love to Atlanta. His addition at the power forward position would make the Hawks immediate contenders for a title.