Forget LeBron James, it's going to be the NBA summer of Kevin Love with the superstar set to leave Minnesota Timberwolves via a monster trade.
Now Kevin Love could still end up at several different teams when his trade away from the Timberwolves is given the green light, but one thing is for sure, he will be leaving Minnesota.
Love wants to leave
Kevin Love's desire to leave Minnesota this summer is not questioned, but where will he go? Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are two teams that have stated the most interest so far, but there have been further developments this week that suggest Love's trade away could have multiple parts to it.
According to reports, there are multiple teams interested in facilitating a Cleveland Cavaliers trade with the Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
A front-office source has told Sporting News that the Love trade "is not likely to be a one-to-one trade."
The source says that deals that take this long always end up having "more ants circling the picnic."
For instance, when LA Lakers and Orlando Magic completed the trade that saw Dwight Howard move to the Lakers, there were four teams involved in that deal.
It's been said that Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets are interested in joining the deal for Love, while the Nuggets still have some hope of acquiring Love on their own.
Kevin Love is gaining so much interest this offseason because of the qualities that he has shown in his short NBA career so far.
During the 2013/14 NBA season, Kevin Love was the leader in double-doubles with 65 over the course of the season. He was by far and out the best player in that department, with his consistent scoring and defensive rebound skills the biggest positives in his game.
Love ended the season fourth in overall points, and if he did join Cleveland it would mean that the Cavaliers would have two of the top four points scorers from last season on their roster.
Love is in the final year of his contract with Minnesota and he has told the Timberwolves of his plans to not resign, meaning a trade for the 25-year-old will happen at some point this summer.
But when it will happen, only time will tell.