Warriors Hesitant to Include Klay Thompson In Deal for Kevin Love

by May 20, 2014

One of the many teams that have been linked to a deal for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love is the Golden State Warriors. Loaded with young talent and a new head coach, the team seems like an appealing landing spot for Love. However, any deal for Love would likely need to include budding superstar Klay Thompson, something the team would rather not do. Via Mercury News:

The Warriors need a second star to flank Curry. Love, who has been the front-line star for Minnesota the past six seasons, is good enough to draw a double-team in the post and make defenses pay for single coverage.


So what will it take to get him?


Ideally, the Warriors could pull it off with a package of Lee, forward Harrison Barnes and the 2015 draft pick. That’s probably the best the Warriors could offer.


A team source said the Warriors don’t want to give up Klay Thompson to land Love. Draymond Green doesn’t make enough to impact the trade financially. That leaves Barnes, whom the Warriors stuck by during his sophomore slump.