Jan 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) looks on during a free throw in the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves may trade Kevin Love before 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves though that jettisoning David Kahn would result in the team moving on to happier times, but things are more the same than ever in Minneapolis. Minnesota is in the midst of another average season in which star player Kevin Love is trying to pull the bars of his cage apart to free himself from the frigid hell he’s trapped in.

While the team has him under contract through the 2016 season, they may end up losing him sooner than that which has many people wondering if they should trade him before that time even comes.

Judgement Day for the Timberwolves and Love is July 2015, as that’s the date when his player option kicks in and he can opt-out of his contract with the Wolves a year early. Minnesota doesn’t want that to happen, but all indications for the longest time have been that Love does.

All of this leads us to a very important question, one that Ken Berger raised earlier tonight, and that’s how is Kevin Love’s situation any different than that of Dwight Howard, LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony when they were with their previous teams? All three players made it well known how frustrated they were and all are now with different teams — Howard twice over.

Berger begs the question of whether the Wolves should trade Love before his July 2015 player option kicks in and it’s something that the Wolves are going to have to think more and more about as Love yanks harder and harder on his jail cell bars. It’s not the first time trading Love has been brought up seriously and whether Wolves fans want to stomach the idea or not, one of theses times a trade is brought up, it’s going to stick.

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