Media speculation, rumors and hype can be ignored. An NBA owner coming out and admitting that a blockbuster trade is a ‘most likely’ scenario is a different story. But that’s what we got when Minnesota’s owner, Glen Taylor, recently discussed Kevin Love and his future with the team. From TwinCities.com:

The Timberwolves say now that they expect to trade disgruntled all-star Kevin Love and that a deal is expected Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

 

“I’m saying it’s most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that’s what he wants to do,” Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the Pioneer Press.

 

Taylor’s preference, though, is that Love remain in Minnesota. The August dates for a trade are because that’s when the Cleveland Cavaliers officially can deal their first-round draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, to the Wolves.