Jon Krawczynskiof the Associated Press reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have restarted trade talks concerning Kevin Love.
“Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors GM Bob Myers at the arena on Sunday as the two sides look to bridge the gaps that caused discussions to stall. The Warriors have been reluctant to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in any package, which has been considered a deal-breaker for the Timberwolves.
It remained unclear if the Warriors have changed their position on Thompson in the new talks.
The Timberwolves also have been talking to the Cavaliers, who so far have been unwilling to include Andrew Wiggins in any offer.”
There were reports that a third team (like Golden State) would be necessary to facilitate any deal not involving Andrew Wiggins, but it seems unlikely that the Warriors are talking with the Wolves about not getting Love.
Could Minnesota be trying to put a little pressure on the Cavaliers to soften their stance on including Wiggins? Certainly.
[Related: Trade Wiggins for Love? Why I'd do it.]