Although plenty of teams remain very interested in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, the Golden State Warriors look like the favorites.
According to Sam Amick of The USA Today, the Warriors are asking for power forward David Lee, shooting guard Klay Thompson and a future first-round pick.
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Minnesota’s asking price of the Warriors includes veteran forward David Lee, third-year shooting guard Klay Thompson and a future first-round pick. In return, the Warriors would also receive veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin.
The Warriors’ apparent willingness to discuss Thompson is potentially huge in these negotiations, as they have previously resisted the notion of giving him up and it appears Love could be theirs if they ultimately let him go. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.
The Warriors have yet to respond to Minnesota’s latest offer, and there is no urgency to execute the deal with the NBA draft still a week away.
There have also been reports the Warriors wanted the Timberwolves’ 13th-overall pick in next week’s draft, but the Timberwolves don’t want to part with that pick. There have also been rumors the Timberwolves want the Warriors to include either forward Harrison Barnes or forward Draymond Green.
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.