The Warriors could position themselves for a run at Kevin Love as a free agent if they’re unable to land him via trade, but it won’t be easy, as Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News. Most NBA sources indicate to Kawakami that Golden State is high on Love’s wish list and that he’d sign a new deal with them, but the Warriors would still have to beat out all the other offers. If they can’t talk the T’Wolves into a trade, they might get their chance next summer, but it’ll require a lot of work, as Kawakami outlines. Here’s more out of the Pacific Division..
- Consistent with what we’ve been hearing over the last few days, a source tells ESPN’s Chris Broussard (on Twitter) that there’s no way the Warriors will trade Klay Thompson to the Wolves or Lakers. Of course, the Warriors are quite enamored with Love so we surmise that things can change.
- The Kings are optimistic they can reach an agreement on an extension with Rudy Gay this summer, tweets Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. Earlier today it was reported that Gay will opt in with Sacramento for 2014/15.
- The Kings never believed that Gay would leave them hanging going into the draft, but they’re still relieved that he didn’t, Jones tweets. Had Gay left the Kings in limbo, it could have muddled their offseason plans and even their approach to the No. 8 overall pick.