According to a report by Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday regarding a trade for Kevin Love.
The report once again comes from an anonymous source and states the Suns’ proposed offer is centered around a sign and trade for restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe.
The Suns and Bledsoe are currently in a stalemate over contract talks. Bledsoe’s camp is wanting a max contract for the fifth year guard while the Suns are believed to be offering a deal similar to that of Kyle Lowry’s four-year, $48 million contract signed earlier this summer with Toronto.
The ESPN.com report says the “hand shake” deal between Cleveland and Minnesota is still in tact despite the Suns late push.
Cleveland’s proposed package to Minnesota includes Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a future first round pick. The proposed deal between Cleveland and Minnesota would not be able to be executed until tomorrow, August 23, due to league restrictions on trading draft picks after they have signed.
Let the silly season continue.
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