Kevin Love 'intrigued' by Bulls, Warriors, according to report

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves might begin thinking about dealing forward Kevin Love, and he has interest anywhere where he can win.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has voiced his desire to win to his team's front office as he enters the final year of his contract, and as president Flip Saunders begins toying with the idea of trading his star, the options for Love have become more clear. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Love's first priority is to join a winning franchise, and joining the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors would "intrigue" him.

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Chicago has built an exceptional defense under coach Tom Thibodeau and the ability to team Love with a healthy Derrick Rose and center Joakim Noah would be an easy sell; it remains to be seen what the Bulls would have to give up to acquire the forward.

To pair with Love, the Warriors have a young backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the sexy offseason coaching hire of Steve Kerr. They could offer forwards David Lee and Harrison Barnes to Minnesota, according to Stein.

Love's desire to win immediately is why he finds himself in this position in the first place. With Minnesota failing to make the playoffs in his first six seasons in the NBA, Love has not asked for a trade outright but he has made it clear to the Timberwolves that he won't sign an extension with them. That risks Love leaving Minnesota next offseason as a free agent and doing so without the team getting anything in return. T-Wolves owner Glen Taylor hasn't considered trading Love until recently, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday night.

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers have also been considered potential landing spots, while the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns are two other teams who have enough assets to make a run at Love via trade. Stein reports that it is not known how Love feels about those potential destinations.

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