The Minnesota Timberwolves have been suffering through another abysmal season that will likely see them miss the playoffs yet again and drive a deeper wedge between themselves and star forward Kevin Love. But while the Wolves are being pegged by many as losing Love next summer, the team still believes they can re-sign him in the offseason and are not looking to move him before then.
According to Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, the Wolves have taken Love off the trade market and will likely attempt to re-sign him before he opt out of his deal next summer.
The popular opinion is that the Wolves have to move Love this summer while they can control the market in some ways and extract the most value out of a trade involving Love. However, the word around the team is that not only will the Wolves not move their star this summer, there are still some in the organization that believe the right coaching hire and the ability to offer him the most guaranteed money for his services could sway Love into a new long–term deal.
It’s going to be hard for the Wolves to re-sign Love but it’s not looking as impossible as it once was. It’s still not a lock to happen but the Wolves brining Love back is a priority and they may be able to pull it off in the end.