On Monday afternoon, after the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves spent the past few days attempting to iron out a Kevin Love trade, news broke suggesting that a deal sending Love to the Bay Area was all but dead.
However, despite that, ESPN’s Chad Ford doesn’t seem to believe such a sentiment and appears to feel that the teams have hit nothing more than a slight hiccup.
Appearing on the BS Report with Bill Simmons, Ford stated that he believes a Kevin Love to the Warriors deal will get done and suggested that the two teams had agreed on the principle of the deal though are held up over the final pieces (scroll to the 28:12 mark).
If such a sentiment seems familiar, that’s because it is. Despite multiple outlets reporting that the deal was dead, the Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda reported on Monday that it wasn’t Klay Thompson holding up a trade as so many suggested but rather the inclusion of additional pieces like Draymond Green or Harrison Barnes.
Given that both feel the principles of the trade have been agreed upon, you have to wonder if both teams will be able to find a middle ground and complete the deal given the additional parts shouldn’t hold up such a move in the long term.
If Kevin Love is traded to the Warriors, you’d also have to think that changes the landscape of NBA free agency as well as multiple players will likely entertain the thought of playing with the Warriors given they’ll have a core of Stephen Curry, Love and Andre Iguodala.