It has been a rough year for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Expected to make a move up the ladder in the Western Conference this year, the Timberwolves are just 25-28 and look destined to once again miss the playoffs.
That’s bad news in more ways than one – All-Star power forward Kevin Love can become a free agent after next year and if things don’t improve, he will likely sign elsewhere.
On Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced that two teams, the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, don’t want to wait around and were trying to put themselves in position to trade for Love now.
According to Darren Wolfson, many other teams have called about Love, but the Timberwolves are not moving him.
Told a lot more teams than the Lakers & Mavs have called or texted Flip/Milt inquiring about Love. Doesn’t matter. Not moving now. #twolves
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 18, 2014
Love is a fan favorite and one of the league’s elite players so many Timberwolves’ fans would like to see the team hang on to him and try to build around him while many others have conceded they will lose Love, likely to the Lakers, and they need to deal him.
Love is averaging 25.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season.