There was talk of the Lakers waiting until 2015 to try and make a big free agent splash, but why wait when you can get the player you want via a blockbuster trade.
According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Lakers could try and trade their upcoming 2014 lottery pick to the T’Wolves for star power forward Kevin Love.
The suggestion is already in circulation that the Lakers will attempt to use their forthcoming high lottery pick in June to assemble the sort of trade package that finally convinces the Wolves to part with Love and end the uncertainty that hangs over this franchise even before the 25-year-old enters the final year of his contract. Yet there is just as much defiance emanating from Minnesota, as we speak, about the Wolves’ ability to keep Love in town.
It’s a brilliant move if L.A. can pull it off.
The T’Wolves are likely to lose Love next summer for nothing if they choose not to move him this summer. Love has made it known that he’s tired of losing in Minnesota.