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Kevin Love | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 243
College: UCLA
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In their pursuit of Kevin Love, the Bulls have reportedly offered the Wolves a package of Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic.
It's a legitimate offer and according to SheridanHoops.com, the Wolves may actually prefer it to the Cavaliers' theoretical offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick. Neither team could include rookies for almost a month, as they can't be traded until 30 days after signing their rookie deals, but the teams could 'unofficially' agree to a deal in the meantime. Jul 23 - 11:11 AM

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The Chicago Bulls are making a play for Kevin Love, according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

While the Cavaliers are still thought to be the leader in the clubhouse to land Love, the Bulls have reportedly decided to throw their hat in the ring. While it's unclear at the moment who the Bulls would be offering, sources believe the Wolves would want a package built around Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Cavaliers and Warriors are still in play here, but the Summer of Love just got a lot more interesting.
Source: ESPN
Jul 22 - 1:54 PM

The Timberwolves and Cavaliers have continued to discuss a possible Kevin Love trade over the weekend, according to ESPN's Darren Wolfson.

There are still conflicting reports about the Cavs' willingness to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Love. The Warriors remain very much in the picture, but it's similarly uncertain whether they might agree to include Klay Thompson. The Wolves would almost certainly jump at the chance to acquire Wiggins, an elite prospect on a rookie-scale contract, and it's noteworthy that the two teams are still having a dialogue. Check back soon for the latest updates in the Summer of Love.

The Warriors are reportedly making another push to land Kevin Love, and they may now be willing to include Klay Thompson in the deal.

There are conflicting reports as to whether the Warriors have decided to finally include Klay Thompson, but Minnesota has let it be known that they are not interested in sending Love to Golden State unless Thompson is included in the deal. The Warriors and Cavaliers remain the favorites to land Love, but it's become apparent that that will not happen without the inclusion of Thompson (from the Warriors) or Andrew Wiggins (from the Cavs). Stay tuned.
Jul 18 - 10:36 AM

LeBron James has reached out to Kevin Love to express his desire to play with him.

The Cavs are looking into trading for Love and LeBron may have come to the realization it may take Andrew Wiggins being included in a trade in order to become a little better. No deal is imminent.
Jul 17 - 7:56 PM

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor would like to keep Kevin Love.

"My preference is that Kevin will come to [training] camp -- and I'm sure he will -- and play with the team," Taylor said. The Wolves can offer Love a new contract worth $26 million more than any other team, but Love has repeatedly said he wants to win and doesn't sound confident he'll be able to do so in Minnesota. The Warriors and Cavaliers have expressed interest in the Wolves' star, but Taylor and the Wolves sound like they have higher expectations that what they've received. "We are going to look at everything that makes sense that would make our team better," Taylor said, "but we are not going to move a superb player like that without getting equal or more value back."
Jul 17 - 9:52 AM

The Timberwolves and Warriors have reportedly resumed discussions about a trade centered around Kevin Love.

According to Wolves beat writer Jon Krawczynski, Warriors GM Bob Myers and Wolves president/coach Flip Saunders were seen taking on Sunday. Talks had stalled due to Golden State's reluctance to include Klay Thompson in a deal, as well as Minnesota's reluctance to take on David Lee's remaining salary ($30.4 million over two years). The Cavaliers are also still in the mix for Love, though they've shown no willingness to include No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in a deal.
Jul 15 - 3:14 PM

Kevin Love will be joining the 19 other participants competing for a spot on the 2014 Men's National Team.

Love is a lock to make the roster, so the power forwards looking to back him up will be Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, and Kenneth Faried.
Source: usab.com
Jul 14 - 11:43 AM

ESPN is reporting that the Cavaliers have opened up trade talks with the Timberwolves with a deal involving Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, and two first-round picks.

Kevin Love would sign an extension to play alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, so Cleveland will probably do everything in their power to bring Love on-board. They'll likely have to include Andrew Wiggins if they are serious about getting Love, as David Kahn is no longer running the show in Minnesota. If Cleveland goes big for Love, it could entice Golden State to finally include Klay Thompson in their proposal.

Kevin Love is reportedly "intrigued" by the idea of playing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the Cavaliers, and would commit to a long-term contract in Cleveland.

In late June the Cavs' pursuit of Love was reportedly dead in the water because he refused to re-sign with them, but as usual LeBron is a game-changer. The Cavs are rumored to have made an offer centered around No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, and the Wolves may be hard-pressed to get a better offer, so this could quickly progress. For now, however, it remains only a fascinating possibility.
Jul 11 - 1:30 PM

The Timberwolves are willing to let the market "play out" until LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh make their decisions, according to Yahoo! Sports.

It makes sense. There are going to be multiple teams missing the boat on making a splash in free agency, so those teams may be more willing to overpay. The latest rumor is Love for Andrew Wiggins, but there would have to be other moving parts for that to work. The Wolves keep pushing back their expectations on dealing the All-Star, but they'll be dealing him at some point.
Jul 9 - 9:40 PM

The Cavaliers are pursuing a Kevin Love trade with the Wolves, contingent on the signing of LeBron James, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

It's one thing to pursue a trade, it's another to make it. The Cavs have a lot of speculation surrounding their team right now, but adding Kevin Love to LeBron makes sense considering they'd need some help up front. The Cavs would almost certainly have to give up Andrew Wiggins to make this deal work while also getting rid of guys like Anderson Varejao.
Jul 9 - 5:04 PM

A radio host for ESPN Cleveland reported on Wednesday that the Cavaliers "have a deal in place" for Kevin Love, but the report has been refuted by Wolves beat writer Jon Krawczynski.

Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio also reported that the Cavs may be "pursuing" Love, but the report of a done deal was simply incorrect. The Cavs do have enough assets to offer a compelling package if they go that direction, with No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins as the primary draw, but they'd be unlikely to pull the trigger with LeBron James still in play.
Jul 9 - 11:59 AM

The Timberwolves reportedly aren't interested in what the Celtics have to offer for Kevin Love.

The Summer of Love's stop in Boston may have been for naught as the Timberwolves want more than what Boston has to offer. "Minnesota didn’t want anything Boston had two weeks ago, and it’s crazy to think that’s changed this fast," said a league source. "They may change their mind at some point, but I still think that’s going to take some time." It's starting to sound like Love won't be heading to Boston unless the Timberwolves lower their asking price or unless Danny Ainge is able to sweeten the pot by bringing in a third team.
Jul 8 - 9:19 AM

The Warriors and Timberwolves are still discussing a trade for Kevin Love despite their differences on adding Klay Thompson in the deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

A proposed trade that included both Kevin Love and Klay Thompson was considered "dead" by Warriors' sideline reporter Rich Bucher back on June 23rd. Although a trade before the draft is unlikely, both sides have rekindled trade talks. Neither team seems willing to budge on the issue of whether Klay Thompson will be involved in a deal for Love and the stand-off could continue long into the free agency period.
Jun 26 - 3:41 PM

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SF1Corey Brewer
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