For what has seemed like forever by now, the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves have been flirting with one another on a possible deal for Kevin Love. The one snag they continually hit was that the Warriors refused to make sharpshooter Klay Thompson available, bu that might be changing after the Cavaliers sweetened their offer on Thursday with Andrew Wiggins.
According to Basketball Insiders, apparently the Cavaliers making the bold move of putting Wiggins on the table scared the Warriors just enough in their pursuit of Love that they are now willing to put Thompson in the package, presumably along with David Lee and Harrison Barnes.
David Lee and Harrison Barnes are expected to be a part of the deal as well. No trade is imminent, but the Warriors are willing to do whatever it takes to land Love now – even if that means letting go of a franchise favorite in Thompson.
For a while there, the Love talks died down a bit, but now they are hotter than ever, with a lot of circumstances surrounding the situation.
Aside from the report on Thursday that the Cavaliers offered up Wiggins, Adrian Wojnarowski also reported that LeBron James himself recently phoned Love to gauge his interest in heading to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers and chase some championships.
Now it seems as if the Warriors are now going to try and fight not only the Cavaliers off for the top player on the trade market, but the King himself. And now that even includes having to say goodbye to Thompson, one of the best young shooters in the NBA today.