As we inch closer to the NBA Draft we also inch closer to Kevin Love maybe, potentially, eventually being traded. The newest rumors have the Warriors as the front-runners to land Love’s services except for the fact they won’t include Klay Thompson in a trade. Obviously the situation needs to be watched closely as the Warriors adding a player of Love’s caliber instantly vaults them towards the top of the Western Conference standings. On to today’s links:
The Rundown: A more in-depth breakdown of the Thompson/Love situation from above, explain by Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.
After it appeared that the Warriors were prepared to part with Thompson in a deal to land Minnesota’s Love, sources told ESPN.com that Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr have voiced opposition to surrendering both Thompson and a future first-round pick to the Timberwolves along with former All-Star forward David Lee for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin.
A Max for Klay? Klay Thompson reportedly wants a max contract when his deal is up. A breakdown of why he isn’t worth it.
More Trade News: In other trade news the Chicago Bulls may be trying to acquire Arron Afflalo.
Another Love Situation? There is another player that may be in the center of a Kevin Love like rumor storm next summer; Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge. HoopsHabit breaks the situation down really well here.
Tread Cautiously with Tucker: Mike Prada on why teams (including our New Orleans Pelicans) should be careful with PJ Tucker and his “offensive improvement.”
Checkered Past: Finally Jimmy Smith looked at the Pelicans draft history since the franchise moved to New Orleans.
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