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Updated: June 21st, 2014 6:02pm
Report: Warriors' bid to pull off deal for Kevin Love has stalled

Report: Warriors' bid to pull off deal for Kevin Love has stalled

by Nate Sandell
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The Kevin Love trade rumors seem to be never-ending.

Golden State made waves on Thursday when reports surfaced that they were willing to trade Klay Thompson as part of a deal with the Timberwolves for Love.

However, the Warriors' pursuit of Love appears to have stalled.

According to a report by on Saturday, talks within the Warriors' organization have "hit an impasse" due to a split in opinions about what Golden State may give up in the trade. ESPN said some members of the Warriors, including coach Steve Kerr, are hesitant at the idea of surrendering Thompson, forward David Lee and a future No. 1 for Love and guard Kevin Martin.

Golden State's general manager Bob Myers has come out publicly to say he feels it is "unlikely" a deal is made in the next two weeks.


In a visit Friday with local reporters, Warriors general manager Bob Myers downplayed his team's chances of winning the Love sweepstakes, describing the prospect of a significant trade before July 1 "unlikely." But Myers added that he would have been similarly pessimistic last July had he been asked about Golden State's eventual acquisition of Andre Iguodala.

"Right now, I think it's unlikely," Myers said. "Right now. Today."

The Los Angeles Times added another wrinkle to the Love trade talk with its report on Saturday that the Lakers were in discussions about the possibility of trading for Thompson as a part of a three-team deal with the Warriors and the Wolves. In that scenario, the Warriors would still get Love and Martin, while the Wolves would receive Lee and Los Angeles' No. 7 pick in next week's NBA draft.

But contributor Darren Wolfson said he has been told by sources close to the situation that the rumored three-team deal is not going to happen.

Apart from the Warriors, the Celtics and the Nuggets are also thought to be contenders in the bidding war for Love.

Nate Sandell is a contributor to
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