The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal.

"When a deal like this takes a long time, there are going to be more ants circling the picnic," one front-office source told Sporting News. "This is not likely to be a one-to-one trade."

When the Lakers and Magic pulled off the Dwight Howard trade in the summer of 2012, there wound up being four teams involved, with the Sixers and Nuggets adding players.

Sources told Sporting News that Philadelphia and Denver, again, are interested in participating in whatever deal happens for Love. Denver has interest in acquiring Love themselves, while the Sixers would like to facilitate a trade by including forward Thaddeus Young.

Boston, another source said, would like to acquire Love, but would be willing to include some part of its trove of draft picks if they would help bring in a player who can contribute immediately.

via SN Sources: Franchises flock to facilitate Kevin Love trade as third team - NBA - Sporting News.

Problems exist for each potential suitor for Love.

Cleveland has young prospects, but doesn't have cap relief, established players, or multiple first-round future picks.