This time of year you never know quite what to believe when it comes to NBA trade rumors. Yesterday, word on the internet was that Kevin Love wouldn’t be traded to the Golden State Warriors. Some were even calling the potential deal ‘dead’. But today word has once again emerged that Love could dealt back to his home state.
The latest round of speculation comes via Chad Ford of ESPN. Ford was a guest on Bill Simmons’ podcast, and basically said that a deal between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Warriors has already been agreed upon in principle.
“They’ve agreed on Kevin Love and Kevin Martin for David Lee and Klay Thompson. They are fighting over draft protections on draft picks, whether Harrison Barnes and J.J Barea will be in the deal or not. Kevin Love wants to go to Golden State, and Klay Thompson wants to go to Minnesota because he knows he’ll get a bigger contract there,” said Ford.
If you’re a fan that’s now thoroughly confused — join the club.
Last week it appeared to only be a matter of time before Love was sent packing to California. Once Klay Thompson was added to the deal, it seemed like it would be enough for Minnesota to pull the trigger. But I suppose it makes sense if the two teams are trying to iron out the details before making the trade official.
The Timberwolves reportedly have many offers on the table for their PF, but the one from Golden State will definitely leave them in place to still be competitive next season. The reported offer from the Chicago Bulls (two first-rounders and Taj Gibson), would leave the team in better shape down the road.
What direction will the T-Wolves go in? Will they even pick a direction? These are the questions that NBA fans want answered soon.