Well, things just got interesting.
Valentine’s Day may have been last Friday, though many Laker fans will be hoping for Love within the next couple of days.
While it has been widely speculated that Kevin Love would land with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015 when he can become a free agent, it appears that the L.A. native could actually be wearing purple and gold much sooner. Maybe.
According to Ken Berger from CBS Sports, the Lakers are attempting to put together a trade package which would land them Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
However, the Timberwolves don’t appear interested in trading Love at this moment in time, Berger reports.
What makes matters worse is the lack of assets the Lakers can offer Minnesota.
While the Timberwolves have pursued Pau Gasol for a few years now, the Wolves would likely be able to get more in exchange for Love from elsewhere if they finally decided to move the 25-year-old.
To make things even more difficult for the Lakers, they’re unable to include their 2014 first-round draft pick – which is currently projected to be the fourth overall selection – in any trade due to the Ted Stepien rule which prohibits NBA teams from trading first-round picks in consecutive years.
The Dallas Mavericks are also pursuing a trade for the Timberwolves’ All-Star forward, according to the report.