Apr 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: What do the Timberwolves want from the Warriors for Kevin Love?


Although plenty of teams remain very interested in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, the Golden State Warriors look like the favorites.

In fact, a deal could go down as early as next week (although there has been a recent report that there is “no deal close”).

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.

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  • J Taylor

    Why would Love want to resign with a team that was decimated to get him?
    Love, Curry, and a bunch of upstarts might be good enough to make the Playoffs, I am not sure I can imagine anything else.

    This deal makes more sense for the Timberwolves than it does with the Warriors unless it comes with a pre-signed extension from Love.

  • Alan Craig

    Wolves are posturing to force Warriors to include Thompson. Once Warriors include Thompson with Lee, then they can dictate other terms because Wolves know that they’re not going to get any other key players. Even if it cost Warriors their number 1 in ’15 then they should get 2 of Wolves 3 two’s from this draft.