The Inevitable Question
I call this post the inevitable question because it is a forgone conclusion pretty much that KLove is leaving Minnesota. Ive been a wolves fan all my life so I'm not some outside person looking in to some degree. The only question left to ask is what will Minny get and when. No way teams these days will let a player just walk it hasn't happened since lebron every major player since who was a star has been traded before they hit the market ( deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwight howard, James harden) all traded before hitting free agency. Even knowing they were leaving their teams during FA their teams still got good quality deals. So I say to you fans of the site for what and when will Kevin Loves time in Minny end.
I think the best thing they can do would be this off season trade him to LA for the current pick next yearspickand whatever players they'd throw together to make the $ work which wouldn't be anyone too special except maybe nick young or pau. I liked what Utah and okc did by trading deron and harden before the season started and drama consumed the team even though okc shoulda traded Westbrook instead but thats not my point. So as I said what do you all think
The Lakers don't have a pick next season.
Your better off trading him for Randle or Vonleh then getting nothing for him. Minnesota hasnt been very good at developing talent or drafting in general so I think they would be better off drafting players that are more NBA ready like they did last year with Dieng.
Yea ur right I just checked phoenix owns la's 2015 pick. I dunno though there's so few legitimate teams Love would resign with I'd still do it for the 2014 pick and a future pick down the road if possible along with whatever contracts are needed to make $ work
Yeah, I don't think you are going to get a better offer than the pick this year. They'll probably get other pieces and be able to dump a contract or two as well. With any luck (which the Wolves have none of) the pick could move up a few spots and land one of the more sure-fire prospects. If not, Vonleh wouldn't be a terrible fit. He'd offer a semblance of low post defense and if he can expand his offensive game it'd open things up for Pek nicely.
Utah actually traded Deron Williams right in the middle of the season amid some drama. And, as a long-time Jazz fan, I feel for you in Minnesota. I agree that trading him to the Lakers for their pick this year (plus another pick or two somewhere in the years to come?) is probably your best bet. The deal the Jazz got for Williams was pretty amazing: Devin Harris as a temporary PG replacement, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, one of the two picks they sent to Minnesota for Trey Burke, and a pick from the Warriors in the first round of this draft. That's almost an entire starting line-up in exchange for one (really good) player who probably would have left for nothing in free agency. I hope you guys can get something like that for Love. (Sorry to hijack your post to talk about the Jazz, but I'm still pretty pleased with how they came out of that potentially awful situation so well. Just at a glance, it doesn't appear that the Nuggets came out nearly so well when they traded Carmelo...)