Feb 7, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) drives toward the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (behind) in the first half at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves 'going to great lengths to keep Love happy'

The case of power forward Kevin Love is a tough one for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Should they try to add pieces and improve enough to convince Love to remain with the team after next season or do they trade Love now and get as much value and as many future assets as possible in case he does indeed leave the Timberwolves, which many NBA executives expect him to do.

Love is being pursued by the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, among others, but it looks like the Timberwolves have no plans to trade him.

According to Sam Amnick of the USA Today, the Timberwolves are instead trying keep Love happy.

Yet in a clear sign that the Timberwolves are instead going to great lengths to keep Love happy in his current locale, one rival executive said they have shown a willingness to discussing any player on their roster aside from Love. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of trade discussions.

Love is having another big season, averaging 25.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game

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