Mar 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) dribbles in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) at Target Center. Phoenix wins 127-120. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers willing to trade lottery pick to Timberwolves for Kevin Love


The Minnesota Timberwolves have a mighty decision on their hands when it comes to the future of Kevin Love with the team. While he’s the best power forward in the game right now, it’s starting to look like Love is going to bolt as fast as he can as soon as he can out of Minnesota and to a winning (or at least more promising) franchise.

According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Los Angeles Lakers — who have been hot after Love for a while now — are starting to put together trade packages to offer the Wolves in order to land Love this June. Stein writes that the Lakers are willing to part ways with their very high lottery pick in order to help land Love.

Per Marc Stein:

The suggestion is already in circulation that the Lakers will attempt to use their forthcoming high lottery pick in June to assemble the sort of trade package that finally convinces the Wolves to part with Love and end the uncertainty that hangs over this franchise even before the 25-year-old enters the final year of his contract.

A lot needs to happen before the Wolves concede and give up Love, but the summer of 2015 is coming faster than we know and before the Wolves know it, Love will have opted out already.

Trading their best player yet again — no less than 10 years after moving Kevin Garnett — is painful, but it’s a reality the Wolves might want to realize while they can still get something out of it.

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