Minnesota star continues to sit in a holding pattern.
Golden State Warriors general manager was keeping ‘mum’ on any talk of acquiring Kevin Love before next Thursday’s draft.
But in the same breath he said that anything could happen as he continues to make moves to try and land the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves power forward who has made it clear to the entire NBA he wants out.
”I will say if you asked me last year at this time would we be in a situation to grab an (Andre) Iguodala, I would have said the same thing,” Myers said.
‘I could get up from this (press conference) and five minutes later my phone rings and it’s a deal that I hadn’t thought of, and all of a sudden you’re going down that path. Right now it’s unlikely.”
Minnesota are looking to trade the face of their franchise ahead of his likely opting out of his contract next summer in the wake of him missing the playoffs for the six years of his careers.
Plenty of teams have come forward offering plenty to the Timberwolves to ‘take Love off their hands’ including Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics who could send Minnesota their two first-round picks in this year’s draft – Nos. 6 and 17 – and a player or two in exchange for Love.
The Rockets, Bulls and Cavaliers have also hinted at wanting to land Love but appear to be behind the Celtics and Warriors at this stage.
Golden State have flirted with the idea of sending Klay Thompson, David Lee and a first round draft pick for Love and shooting guard Kevin Martin.
Harrison Barnes, who is seemingly constantly trade bait for GSW, could also be added to a possible deal.
The other alternative is that Love stays with the Timberwolves, but it appears the only way that could happen is if they make a big splash in the free agent market after July 1 and give the All-Star power forward enough help around him to make him see they could make the finals in the West much less contend.