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Updated: June 23rd, 2014 3:06pm
Reports: 'Game of chicken' in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes

Reports: 'Game of chicken' in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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Will Kevin Love be traded before, during or after the NBA draft? That seems to be the question. But so far, it's anyone's guess.

Ric Bucher, of Bleacher Report, tweeted this morning that any potential deal that would send Love to the Golden State Warriors is "dead." Wonder which side would float that?

(See below for various tweets involving Kevin Love and a possible deal with Golden State.)


Late last night, ESPN's Chris Broussard said the Warriors are not willing to part with Klay Thompson to the Wolves or to the Lakers.

This came several days after ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Thompson has been made available


A game of chicken, it seems, that is being played out through the media. And while that's wonderfully entertaining, it's hard to believe anonymously sourced information when we're so close to the NBA draft. That's not to blame media that uses unnamed sources. Indeed, that agreement is at times imperative to get any information at all.

But basically everyone understands that sources all have an agenda, and will release information that will help further than agenda. 

Here's a few tweets from local Associate Press reporter, Jon Krawczynski, who provides exceptional Wolves coverage, and who broke the news that Flip Saunders would name himself coach.



And the biggest takeaway in all this?


Thursday might be an important day. Even if Love isn't traded on draft night, every team will have a better of its assets. Things could always heat up quickly. Or this could be a slow burn. When you consider the stakes and the leverage tactics, we probably won't know until we know. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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