We’re not sure why the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to take a few days off in their schedule to hang out in Phoenix for four days following their 110-101 victory over the Suns Tuesday night.

Maybe it has something to do with the latest polar vortex about to slam the upper Midwest.

But if you’re a Suns fan, be happy that the Timberwolves are hanging around in nice weather until Friday.

Be especially glad that Timberwolves star Kevin Love, the prototype for the modern “stretch four” power forward and perfect fit for the Suns’ system, is going to bask in our sunshine, enjoy our nightlife, perhaps take a peek at our real estate listings while escaping one of the colder Februarys on record in Minneapolis.

And did we mention he has a player option in his contract, which can allow him to test free agency after next season? Hey, it wouldn’t be the first time somebody living in Minnesota decided to spend their winters in the Valley of the (oh-so-warm) Sun.

So if you happen to run into Love over the next couple of days, congratulate him on his NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award. Offer to get dinner. Pay for his Starbucks. Ask him if that near-record run of sub-zero-degree temperatures in Minnesota isn’t something.

In short, slather the sunscreen and the love on Love.

After all, in recent years, the idea of landing such an attractive free-agent player, or even shooting for the moon and entertaining thoughts of luring LeBron James, would have been greeted with rolled eyes.

Not anymore. For years, the Suns were considered among the more desirable NBA destinations for free agents. Heck, the franchise signed the very first unrestricted free agent in league history when Tom Chambers signed in 1988. Highly sought free agents such as A.C. Green, Danny Manning, Wayman Tisdale, Rex Chapman and Steve Nash followed through the years.

There have been free-agent signings here since, but not one of Love’s value. Not since Nash’s return have the Suns been in such an strong position to pursue one or work a trade if a team believes it will lose a player with nothing in return.