The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors continue to discuss a Kevin Love trade, though the odds remain against a deal materializing in conjunction with Thursday night's NBA draft, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the teams have resumed dialogue on the much-discussed deal that would send Love to the Warriors, but neither side has yet shown a willingness to yield on the Klay Thompson issue. The Wolves have been adamant that Thompson be included in the trade, but the Warriors' pursuit has been stalled by what ESPN.com reported last weekend has been described as an "organizational split" on the willingness to part with Thompson. Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors, though, remain determined to acquire Love, not only because of their well-chronicled desire to add an elite floor-spreading power forward but also because management believes that a Stephen Curry/Love duo would get the attention of LeBron James as James weighs whether to re-sign with the Miami Heat or try to force a sign-and-trade elsewhere. The Denver Nuggets, sources say, also have remained in the hunt for the Love, despite the fact that the All-Star forward is believed to be unwilling to make a long-term commitment to the Nuggets. Love's determination to become an unrestricted free agent in July 2015 is the force that has thrust him onto the trade market this month, forcing the Wolves to field offers for their best player despite their preference not to move him.
Warriors trade unlikely for draft night
ESPN | Jun 26