The Minnesota Timberwolves have been looking at ways they can move Kevin Love in a trade but so far nothing attractive enough has shown up to make the Wolves want to pull the trigger on a deal. There have been rumors or potential deals but even those either fade away in time or reveal themselves to be not as true as they seemed.
Love was heavily rumored as possibly going to the Boston Celtics this offseason with draft night trades looking very possible. But as Steve Bullpet from the Boston Herald, the Celtics were never realistically in the running to land Love in a trade which means all the rumors we heard about there being this massive deal the Wolves liked were false or blown out of proportion.
Celts have never really been in serious contention for Love… still hoping Minn changes its mind or that they can get players Wolves want.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 11, 2014
These sorts of things happen all the time in NBA as smokescreens are thrown up by various teams looking to make gains in certain areas. For the Wolves, it’s possible they over-exaggerated the package the Celtics had to try and drive up the price for other teams who wanted Love.
So far, the tactic hasn’t worked but it makes us wonder who else has just been a pawn in Minnesota’s attempts to find the best trade partner for Kevin Love.