With all the free agency focus on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, the NBA has taken its eye off the ball of potential Kevin Love trades. But now that this summer’s major pieces are set, the conversation has returned to Love and the best potential offers the Minnesota Timberwolves might entertain for their three-time All-Star.
Love is widely regarded as one of the top 10 players in the NBA today and averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from three-point range. Love is a double-double machine who can spread defenses thin with his ability to knock down perimeter shots.
LeBron’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers makes them an attractive destination for Love, and who could say a LeBron-Kyrie Irving-Kevin Love trio wouldn’t be awesome to watch? But there are plenty of other teams that have something to offer both Minnesota AND Kevin Love for us to take a look at. In order, here are the five best potential trades for Kevin Love and why they’d work for both teams.