The NBA offseason hasn’t begun but the player movement rumors have begun. In particular, the future of Minnesota’s Kevin Love. After next season, Love will be a free agent and if Minnesota wants to get something for him now, instead of being left empty-handed, they’ll have to trade him.
There have been many rumors of potential suitors for the forward and it seems the San Antonio Spurs have been tossed in the hat.
According to ESPN’s Darren Wolfson, the Spurs could be a potential landing spot via trade for Love.
More on Love: @ESPNSteinLine has the Bulls & Warriors as intriguing to him. Can add other winners like SAS. He’s not stuck on big city.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) May 18, 2014
Love would be a great addition to San Antonio, especially since Tim Duncan’s time in the NBA is nearing an end. Also, adding Love could help keep Tony Parker in San Antonio once his contract is up. Not to mention Love and Kawhi Leonard would make a great one-two punch.
However, who would the Spurs have to give up to get Love is a huge question.
Duncan, Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard are practically untradeable. This leaves Tiago Splitter, Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph (to name a few) who could be used in a trade but no way Minnesota gives up a player like Love for role players.
Not to mention it is highly unlikely Minnesota trade an All-Star like Love to a Western Conference rival.
It seems this all may be what it is — simply a rumor.
It be nice to bring in Love to ensure the future of the Spurs post the Duncan era but in the end I just cannot see it happen.
Then again, San Antonio does have RC Buford and if anyone could swing a blockbuster deal like this, it would be him.
What do you have to say Spurs fans?