The NBA All-Star Game is this weekend which means that all the eyes of the world will be on New Orleans and the best basketball players on earth. One of those players is Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who has been pegged by many as likely to opt-out of his contract in 2015 and hit free agency for the first time in his career.
While there is a slim chance he remains with the Timberwolves (pause for laughter), NBA executives are already a starting to rank him among the other free agents expected to hit the market with him. According to the executives SI’s Chris manic talked to, there is no one better than Kevin Love in 2015.
Some top talent could be available in the summer of ’15 (Aldridge, Rondo) but Love is clearly the crown jewel.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) February 15, 2014
This news doesn’t help Wolves fans hoping that the team will get Love back, as top free agents do not sign in Minnesota. Love is already looking like he’s headed to Los Angeles or possibly New York, but it’s clear he’s already coveted and his value will only rise as he nears free agency.