This is Part Fourteen in a 29-part series that will tour every team in the league with the purpose of exploring any and all trade combinations that would involve Kevin Love being shipped out of Minnesota. Trades are meant to be realistic regarding Love’s trade value and may include three-team trade possibilities. All 29 teams will be examined prior to the June 28 NBA Draft.
It is nearly impossible to make a Love-to-Lakers trade work on the ESPN Trade Machine.
Bryant is the only player that’s off the table. The unfortunate thing is that there’s nothing on the table that Minnesota would be interested in. Young is terrible. The Wolves already have three centers, so Sacre is uninteresting. Nash is old and expensive, and Marshall and Brooks simply aren’t very good at basketball.
So here’s what we’ve pieced together, although it hurts to even allow myself to type this out:
Minnesota receives: Steve Nash, MarShon Brooks, Kendall Marshall, Robert Sacre, #7 overall pick
Los Angeles receives: Kevin Love
Do I even have to try and justify this? No? Okay, good. It makes me question the whole process of coming up with one trade for every team. There’s literally nothing there.
Having Nash in the twilight of his career would be
fun exciting depressing, but at least he could mentor Rubio, right? And old Nash is better than Barea-y Barea as a back-up point guard.
The Wolves would almost immediately waive and/or trade the other “pieces” in this deal. I mean, this whole thing is ridiculous. Although I should probably get a pat on the back for even finding something that actually works according to the NBA’s Collective Bargaining agreement, right?