Adrian Wojnarowski dropped this mini-bomb on Twitter earlier today: with all the time that has passed since his last report on Kevin Love, the All-Star power forward’s mind hasn’t changed. He still wants out of Minnesota.
Once Wolves hire coach, they’ll likely try to sell Love again on a vision and direction. For now, his stance hasn’t changed: He wants out.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 4, 2014
The more you survey this situation, the harder it is to see a moment where the Minnesota Timberwolves bite the bullet and let Love reach unrestricted free agency in 2015. Unless the Wolves land a marquee talent over the next year, the odds of the Wolves becoming a true contender in the West are slim to none due to the depth. We all remember how the Phoenix Suns won 49 games and didn’t make the playoffs. That could be Minnesota next season.
In the last few years, sources have painted Love as a man who didn’t to be in Minnesota. Some of it has tied into location and some of it has tied it to the Wolves lack of success during Love’s tenure with the franchise.
Woj’s latest tweets also informed us that the team is considering packages for a deal, but won’t make any decisions until they hire a head coach, a smart plan as they can cater their pieces to whatever fits the coach’s schemes best.
If a deal is made, Love will most likely be shipped out some time around the draft. If the Wolves choose to keep him around any longer, their hopes of netting a great package decrease as they’d slowly lose leverage in the situation.