Pacific Rumors: Warriors, Love, Suns

May 19 at 4:17pm CDT By Zach Links

Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com writes that the Warriors must be salivating over the idea of seeing Wolves star Kevin Love in blue and gold. A trade match is far from likely, but it’s no more inconceivable than the events of a last summer, when the Warriors found a way to dump the bloated salaries of Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson and came away with Andre Iguodala.  Here’s more out of the Pacific Division..

  • No surprise here – Mark Jackson‘s ESPN deal includes language that will allow him to discuss coaching vacancies with team and break his deal if he chooses to fill one, a source tells Marc Berman of the New York Post.  The Warriors, of course, dismissed Jackson this offseason before hiring Steve Kerr.
  • Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News is also tempted to dream, but he doesn’t believe that the Warriors are likely to land Love.  To acquire Love, the Warriors either need the Wolves or a third team to be big fans of David Lee and his bloated contract.
  • The Suns‘ best two players are point guards and the draft will have at least five first-round picks who are projected as eventual starting point guards.  Still, the Suns won’t rule out a PG, writes Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.  Eric Bledsoe is a restricted free agent and Goran Dragic can opt out of his contract next year.  They could also use a third point guard for the short-term and a rookie point guard could spend significant time with the team’s new D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam.
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