With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away, there have been some rumors about the interest in Kevin Love from teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. This is no surprise: who wouldn’t want to go after one of the best power forwards in the league?
The real question is, why would a report surface about the desire to go after him if he isn’t available? Are the Minnesota Timberwolves considering the idea of shopping him in fear that Love may eventually leave them due to the lack of improvement of their roster? That can’t be true because the front office has already said a number of times that he isn’t going anywhere. It could be that those teams will try to go to extreme measures and offer up ridiculous assets to try to acquire him, but Flip Saunders has never shown any hint of interest in trading his best player away, and that sentiment continued on Wednesday.
Rumors of Love telling me he’s opting out & wants 2 b traded r false. Last convo I had w/ him was him telling me how bad my sports coat was.
— Flip Saunders (@Flip_Saunders) February 20, 2014
For the time being, Love isn’t going anywhere.
James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. You can find him on twitter @SheridanBlog.