Late Tuesday evening, ESPN scribe Chad Ford suggested that Flip Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves felt they may not receive a better trade offer for Kevin Love outside of what the Boston Celtics are allegedly offering up.
That package is said to include the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft along with a few players on the Celtics current roster. Granted, that isn’t a poor offer by any stretch, but it’s apparently not the best as according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors have made better offers for Kevin Love and they aren’t the only other teams in the mix.
“One source indicated Denver and Golden State have both made more intriguing offers, and there are other teams very much in the picture, as well. There have been conflicting reports on whether the Warriors would make Klay Thompson available, but the Wolves are said to be confident they can find a more than acceptable deal there.”
While we’ve heard of the Warriors’ reported interest in Love, the addition of the Denver Nuggets is new though it seems hard to believe that they’d have the assets to make a deal happen nor would the Wolves be thrilled to send him to a division foe.
Of the other teams that weren’t specifically mentioned, in recent weeks we’ve heard the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings as teams with interest in the All-Star power forward, though only Sacramento has been willing to trade for Love without a guaranteed contract extension.