The Minnesota Timberwolves’ front office continues to stay busy in the early stages of the offseason with three picks to prepare for in the upcoming draft, the continued search for a new head coach, and the trade discussions that continue to surround Kevin Love. The latter remains a lower priority for the organization as the team focuses on its future whether Love is a part of it or not. Timberwolves’ General Manager Milt Newton was asked about the matter on Thursday and mentioned that trade discussions with other teams haven’t presented themselves yet, according to the Associated Press.
The team is letting the search for a replacement for the retired Rick Adelman play out and has yet to see any potential trade talks involving Love, who can opt out after next season, or any of its other players heat up, general manager Milt Newton said on Thursday.
The team has focused more on their coaching search in recent weeks, with the prospect of Dave Joerger taking the job now out of the question and other names rumored such as Vinny Del Negro. The talks for Kevin Love are expected to pick up when the draft edges closer in late June, but the team still intends to hold onto the star power forward if no deal is enticing enough. The organization will still get the chance to try and convince Love to stay by finding the right coach for the team as well as add key pieces in the draft to push for a playoff appearance next season.