Jan 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) reacts after the Timberwolves defeated the Golden State Warriors 121-120 at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: GM says 100 percent chance Kevin Love signs with Los Angeles Lakers in 2015


The Minnesota Timberwolves have had the last few years to try and turn things around in order to convince star forward Kevin Love that he should stick around with the team long term. The rift started when the team didn’t give Love a max contract and has spiraled downward from there.

The losing woes in Minnesota have caused many around the NBA to expect Love to leave the team next summer, with one GM even calling it a 100 percent chance he leaves. The Los Angeles Lakers are licking their chops at all this news and turmoil in Minnesota, because the most agreed upon landing destination for Love is back in his native California with the hometown Los Angeles Lakers.

An unnamed NBA general manager reportedly told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he believes, with 100 percent certainty, that Love will be wearing purple and gold in the summer of 2015.

Of course, that’s an entire year away and there’s no saying the Timberwolves can’t go on a miracle run that causes Love to fall head over heels with the front office. But it’s starting to look more and more like the only front office not convinced Love is signing with the Lakers in 2015 is the front office the forward is trying to get as far away from as possible.

Tags: Kevin Love Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota TImberwolves

  • shawn

    This is ridiculous and I am going to question your credibility on here in front of everyone. For starters, Love is not a native of California. He grew up in Lake Oswego Oregon. He went to HS there and was good friends and neighbors with coach Adelman and his son in which he played basektball with. Some GM supposedly coming out and saying he knows for sure? That would be a form of tampering wouldnt it? You are not supposed to discuss anything as far as trades or where he is going to go with a player under contract with another team UNLESS you get written permission from that team. Seems weird that an unnamed source would continue to throw this out there. The hottest rumor I have heard is that Love wants to team up with Westbrooke. His College teammate and close friend. I think you are just bored and need something to write about.