As we've learned so many times before this time of year, trade talks are often dead until they're not dead. They always seem to have this wild way of coming back from the grave, like some sort of NBA version of The Walking Dead where general managers rise up and grab their cell phones just in time to get a deal that was on life support done.

So will that be the case with the Golden State Warriors-Minnesota Timberwolves discussions that center on Kevin Love and were deemed dead on Monday? We shall see.

But there's no mistaking the fact that the pro-Klay Thompson camp is speaking up in ways that they didn't seem to be just three days ago, and the stance — for now — that the Warriors third-year guard is going nowhere means there will likely be no deal done here unless someone budges. What's more, the Thompson component is hardly the only sticking point.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Warriors aren't keen on the idea of taking on the contract of veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin (three seasons, $21.2 million remaining) or giving up the future first-round pick that the Timberwolves are known to have asked for. (Because they owe their 2014 first round pick to the Utah Jazz, they would have to wait until the draft begins on Thursday night to trade their 2015 pick since league rules prohibit a team from owing first-round picks in consecutive years.) The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of negotiations.

Thompson is only part of this complicated process, but the reality remains that this Warriors management team that has talked so often in recent years about doing anything necessary to win a championship still has a prime chance to land one of the few available players who could help get that done. Which is why the Warriors' quandary — one that is being deemed dead now but will likely be miraculously revived by tomorrow — is so fascinating at the moment.