Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Report: Warriors to aggressively pursue trade for Kevin Love

Author:

"We usually get our guy."

That's what an anonymous source from the Golden State Warriors told the San Francisco Chronicle, via Yahoo Sports, when talking about the team's apparent desire to bring Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love to the bay area.

"You know we'll be aggressive," the source added.

Wolves owner Glen Taylor recently said Love won't be traded, but he changed his mind in an interview with the Pioneer Press, saying he "should never say never."

The newspaper believes the Warriors could offer Minnesota power forward David Lee, small forward Harrison Barnes and a 2015 first-round draft pick for Love.

The Warriors recently fired head coach Marc Jackson and replaced him him former Bulls sharpshooter Steve Kerr, who said in his introductory press conference that he would like to add a "stretch four" player.

In other words, Love, who is widely considered the best stretch-power forward (meaning he can spread the floor and shoot from deeper range) in the NBA, would be a perfect fit for Kerr's plans.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Republic is making a case for the Phoenix Suns to trade for Love.

Plus, Phoenix has three first-round picks in this draft and future assets that might pique the interest of Saunders. The Suns have the Lakers' pick next season (unless it is in the top five). And Minnesota owes Phoenix a first-round pick, which the Suns could return.

The Suns own three first-round picks in the upcoming June draft, including the 14th, 18th and 27th selections.

The Celtics, Rockets and Bulls are also considered possible destinations for Love.

Next Up

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.

covid

Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Related