Report: Warriors open to trading Klay Thompson in deal for Kevin Love
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The Kevin Love trade rumors continue to ramp up with the NBA Draft one week away.
Another intriguing layer was added to the speculation on Thursday when ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Golden State Warriors are open to trading swingman Klay Thompson for Love.
Rumored at one point of being resistant to the idea of trading Thompson, Stein's report said the Warriors have softened their stance and are now willing to deal the sharpshooting guard as part of a package that may include forward David Lee.
ESPN sources say Golden State has indeed made Klay Thompson available to Wolves, greatly increasingly Warriors' hopes of getting Kevin Love— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2014
Stein also cited a report that Wolves guard Kevin Martin could be traded along with Love in exchange for Thompson and Co.
In what would seem to be an overzealous deal, ESPN's Chris Broussard followed up by reporting that according to sources the Wolves and Warriors were discussing a trade for Thompson and Lee that would also include Minnesota's first-round draft pick (No. 13) and guard J.J. Barea.
Sources: Twolves & Warriors discussing Possible trade: KLove, KMartin, JJBarea, 13th pick for Klay Thompson and David Lee— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 19, 2014
The Love trade buzz was reignited Wednesday when reports surfaced of the Boston Celtics making a renewed push for Love, potentially packaging their first round picks (No. 6 and No. 12) next week with Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk.