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Source: Kevin Love Likes Idea Of Playing In LA, New York, Chicago
Mar 29, 2014 1:32 PM EDT
Kevin Love can become a free agent in 2015 and appears one of the more likely players to move teams even though he has downplayed the possibility of leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“You know, my parents live there and they had me there,” Love said of Los Angeles. “It’s not my fault. So, I don’t really care about that right now. I just go out there and play and don’t think about it.”
A sources familiar with Love's thinking says he's enamored with the idea of being “big time in a big city,” and that list of potential places he’d seek includes Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Both the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are projected to have max cap space in 2015, while the Chicago Bulls could have enough assets to acquire Love via trade.
Looks dim in getting him, but that's through freeagency. Still think the TWolves can see what's coming and would want something back for him, especially to not go back to being one of the worst teams again.
Trading for him this offseason is the way to go and actually, I would include Barnes in a trade, coupled with Lee, for Love. Just think Love is too good to pass up and would be a great fit with the team we have.
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I'd add Speights or a future 1st rounder if needed. Don't think the TWolves would get offered better than that and don't think they'd want a few 1st rounders, starting from scratch again. They've had alot of that since they came into the nba some twenty five years ago.