The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns seem to be serious about potentially making a big splash in acquiring want-away All-Star Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Reports emerged yesterday that Love was not going to sign a contract extension with the team and wanted to head to free agency in 2015.
According to the San Jose Mercy News, the Warriors could realistically put together their first-round draft pick in 2015, Harrison Barnes and David Lee to make an appetising trade package to the T'Wolves.
This trade could be a possibility if Minnesota consider Lee and Barnes as a respectable return for the 3rd best player in the league (according to PER).
Klay Thompson wouldn't be a part of any potential deal, Kerr and the Warriors need to keep key players to build on a 2013/14 where they impressed but still faded.
There is no chance that GS can lowball the Wolves as there are other teams around just as ready to make a deal for Love, including Chicago and the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix has four first round picks that they can offer which are held in high regard by head offices in trade talks, to go along with assets like Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, Goran Dragic and Miles Plumlee who boast a plethora of potential.
The Bulls on the other hand are desperately looking for a star player and could target Love if moves for Carmelo Anthony are to no avail. The Bulls have Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer and both of their first-round draft picks this year on offer to land Love as well as more assets to sweeten a deal.
The race for the power forward will be a hotly contested one that's for sure.