Nov 8, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) calls a play defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) during the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks plan to recruit Kevin Love

Although the New York Knicks have obviously improved since acquiring forward Carmelo Anthony, they clearly aren’t a legitimate NBA title contender.

The Knicks originally dreamed of teaming Anthony up with Amar’e Stoudemire and Chris Paul.

However, Stoudemire’s injuries have caught up with him and he can’t stay on the court and Paul signed a max extension with the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason.

Now, the Knicks have a new idea.

They plan to lure Minnesota Timberwolves’ big man Kevin Love to New York in 2015, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kevin Love is on deck to be recruited to New York in 2015, and that’s among the reasons the Timberwolves are so determined to make deals to climb deep into the playoffs these next two years. Young Minnesota players Derrick Williams and Alexey Shved are available in deals for veterans to help these T’wolves now, league executives told Yahoo Sports.

The suitors promise to be plentiful for Love in two years, which is why the Knicks are already brainstorming his pursuit, sources said.

Between now and July free agency, the Love pursuit will be part of New York’s hard sell to Anthony. The Knicks are a mess now, but the mirage never changes: always a salvation on the way at the Garden, always a championship parade headed down the Canyon of Heroes. With the Knicks able to pay $30 million more than everyone else on the market, with the Knicks affording him and his inner circle a full run of the Garden, make no mistake: Carmelo Anthony will want badly to believe them. Again.

That’s probably not an original idea since every team in the league would absolutely love to get their hands on Love, who’s averaging 26.4 points and 15.0 rebounds per game this season.

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