5 Reasons Why Kevin Love's Best Option Is The Phoenix Suns

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Before we get started with the ruthlessly virtual auctioning off of your star player, I have to take a second to express my sincerest remorse and condolences for the Minnesota Timberwolves fan base. T-Wolves fans, it’s completely unfair to you that once again, an All-NBA power forward has grown fed up with the team’s direction and a lack of playoff success. Though it’s hard to hold it against Kevin Love himself, it’s still a crummy situation and if it weren’t for your former general manager David Kahn, your team might be in a better place with a superstar NOT hellbent on fleeing for greener pastures.

Any leverage the Timberwolves had in trading Kevin Love went out the window when Love said he won’t be signing a contract extension with Minnesota in 2015 and would test free agency. While he hasn’t gone full Carmelo Anthony and demanded a trade, the clock is ticking for the Wolves to move him before he walks next summer for nothing. Love has already named the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors as two potential trade destinations he’d be interested in.

Despite possessing a number of assets that could be useful in a blockbuster trade for Love, the Phoenix Suns didn’t make his list of desired trade destinations. After finishing the 2013-14 season with 48 wins, the surprising Suns narrowly missed the playoffs in what was supposed to be a tank year. Under rookie head coach Jeff Hornacek, the Suns blossomed into one of the league’s most entertaining teams with the NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year, Goran Dragic. The Suns are expected to join a number of teams in pursuing Love via trade this summer, per Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. With a young and promising core, here are five reasons why the Suns and Kevin Love are a perfect match.

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  • Michael Dunlap

    Green, Markieff and Channing plus 2 1sts. Yay or nay?

    • http://hoopshabit.com Gerald Bourguet

      If Minny would do it, you kind of have to. I’d prefer keeping Kieff if at all possible, but he’s easily Phoenix’s most promising trade chip.

      • Nathan Giese

        Only obstacle here would be Frye agreeing to a sign-and-trade since he’s a free agent this summer. The first rounders intrigue me. Questions is since the Suns could have as many as four first rounders this year, would they give up three of them? That could make them the top partner for a Love trade.

  • l.ili

    I would keep Green and Markieff…not sure about channing and plumlee…but defenetly-for a guy who is not 100% on a board for long term I would not give up green and markeff…in a lot of games this year they were deadly from bench and good team needs good bench, is not all about starters (look at portland and you will know what I am talking about)….and also my favourite 5 on the team this year were…bledsoe, dragic, green, markieff and PJ…
    and also there is a lot FA this year why not find that important peace there…but than again I am not sure who would fit best and thank god that I am not GM :-D

    • Robert

      Suns get: Kevin Love
      Timberwolves get: #14 pick, #18 pick, Lakers pick in 2015, Channing Frye, Miles Plumlee, and Archie Goodwin.

  • Gary Bower

    Trade Bledsoe, yes he is a good player, and fit in well with the suns, But really we can’t keep both, no brainer Bledsoe is hurt way too often and misses far too many games..cmon sissy boy 15 games for a bruise..lol Dragic is one of the top 5 most valuable players to his team in the NBA..keep the one with Heart, desire and hunger to succeed…And guys really what has Kevin love really done..he pads his stats, while on a really bad team..I think a great player would have led the wolves to the playoffs..Reminds me alot of moses malone..he gets 10 of his own rebounds a game..Make those shots dont stay under the basket intentionally missing for easy put backs..Show me something before you proclaim greatness..