Feb 12, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Corey Brewer (13) celebrate during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 117-90. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers, Mavericks trying to trade for Kevin Love


The NBA trade deadline is approaching fast, which means that there are teams out there that are trying to dangle deals in front of teams that they won’t be able to refuse. Some of the trade scenarios we hear are absurd, but some of the most absurd rumors have legs.

Case in point being the report from CBSSports.com writer Ken Berger that the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are putting together deals to offer the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for soon-to-be free agent Kevin Love.

The Lakers and Mavericks are trying to assemble trade offers for prospective free agent Kevin Love, but thus far the Timberwolves have given no indication they’ll consider moving the All-Star forward by Thursday’s deadline, league sources told CBSSports.com.

This is something that the Timberwolves will only have to deal with more and more as the 2015 offseason approaches. After this year, Love will basically be playing on an expiring contract as he’s expected to opt-out next summer and more than likely sign elsewhere.

Some fans don’t want Love traded, while others will see this as perhaps the last chance to get fair value for Love before teams start lowering offers with knowledge that he’s leaving anyways. It’s all up the Wolves what they want to do, but it sounds like they have plenty of options other than just waiting things out.

Tags: Dallas Mavericks Kevin Love Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota TImberwolves