Mar 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) smiles after Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (not pictured) misses a layup in the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 143-107. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers have little chance of landing Kevin Love

The big questions of this NBA offseason is where Kevin Love will land and if he’ll be traded now or later by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

One of the long rumored destinations for Love has been the Los Angeles Lakers but the once glitzy Lakers are now a dingy shell of their former selves and hardly a free agent destination anymore.

Bill Ingram from Basketball Insiders points out that not only are the Lakers chances of landing Love no better than the Wolves, they may be lower on the pecking order than Minnesota as well.

It’s entirely possible that the Lakers would fail to offer Love any better shot at winning big than he currently has with the Timberwolves. The death of Jerry Buss has left the Lakers in limbo, and the next generation of Lakers management has their work cut out for them in their quest to restore the Lakers’ mystique.
That’s not what you’d call a glowing endorsement of the Lakers as a destintion for Love and it’s something we’ve seen coming from miles away. Just this past year, while in the midst of the Wolves losing, Love took a shot at the Lakers by saying they have no better roster than Minnesota which was both a pat on the back for the Wolves and a middle finger to L.A.
The fact of the matter is Love will not be playing for a team hoping to contend in 2015, he’s going to be playing for a team that already is contending. Los Angeles will rise from the ashes, but it may be a few years before they return to glory and we may even see them suffer through a post-Kobe slump that the Chicago Bulls suffered through for about a decade after Michael Jordan retired.

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