Kevin Love & Wolves are not happy. We have known this for a year and this article sheds some light on it.
I say we go after Love. Kahn will want the world for him and Cho will have to offer a lot and take back some junk for him. Plus there is the risk that it could be only for two years if it doesnt work out. I think it is absolutely worth the risk. A starting five of BB, Love, MKG, Taylor & Kemba. And Love, at age 24, would be the oldest of them.
The ESPN trade machine will not work because some of the Minny players are not eligible to be traded until later this month.
Charlotte in: Love (13.7 million), Ridnour (4 million), Amdunson (1.1 million), Stiemsma (2.5 million)
Charlotte out: Diop (7.3 million), Henderson (3.1 mil.), Mullens (2.3 mil.), Williams (2.5 mil.), Warrik (4 mil.), Portlands 1st round pick, Detroits 1st round pick.
Minny gets all expirings and they control the tenders of Henderson & Mullens.
Charlotte loses almost all of their available cap next summer, especially if they opt to keep Stiemsma. Assuming Ben Gordon stays, these 11 players will have about a 61 million cap hit.
Kemba, Sessions, Ridnour
BB, Haywood, Stiemsma
^ 2013-2014 roster not counting the draft.
I like the thinking, but I think Minni is done rebuilding, they want to win now and see what the Love- Rubio era can bring them. Plus, I don't think were giving up enough for Love in that trade, I reckon we have to throw our own first in there for Minn to bite, thats if they were to at all
Love's biggest complaint over the last two years has been that his Team USA teammates are contending for titles while he hasn't seen the playoffs yet. If he's unhappy in Minnesota, he won't even report to Charlotte
Oh yeah forgot about that, well we could once we definitely have it back from Chicago couldn't we?
Charlotte has to draft the player, but can trade his contract rights afterward, so any deal involving this years' pick has to happen over the summer.