Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love looks like he is on his way out of Minnesota.
In fact, there is a decent chane Love has already played his last game with the Timberwolves.
One general manager believes the Timberwolves have to trade Love on draft night so that he does not become too much of a distraction during the season.
According to Pro Basketball Draft, the same GM believes the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers will be all be in the running to acquire Love.
Same GM thinks Chicago, LA, Houston, Boston, Golden State & Cleveland will be the teams actively trying to make a deal for Love.
— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) June 14, 2014
The Celtics are armed with several first draft picks over the next year and will have cap space. The Bulls have two first round picks, the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer and young talent like swingman Jimmy Butler and big man Taj Gibson. The Cavaliers have the number one overall pick, which is obviously attractive. The Warriors and Rockets can match salaries and the Rockets have a couple of big expiring deals in Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. The Lakers have the seventh-overall pick.
The Phoenix Suns will also likely be in the mix to acquire Love. They have three first round picks and have plenty of young, talented players like guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe.
Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe.