The Sacramento Kings are trying to shake the basketball world, and perhaps change the landscape of the league.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Kings are willing to trade for Kevin Love without assurance that he’ll re-sign with the club going forward.
The Sacramento Kings have let the Minnesota Timberwolves know they are interested in trading for All-Star forward Kevin Love – and the Kings would make a deal without any assurance from Love he’d re-sign with them, a league source told Yahoo Sports.
The Kings are willing to give up their eighth overall pick in this year’s NBA draft and a combination of players for Love, even though he would not b,e expected to sign a contract extension before next season – if ever, with the rebuilding, small-market franchise, the source said. Sacramento envisions Love and DeMarcus Cousins playing alongside each other in the front court. Swingman Rudy Gay has a player’s option for next season.
Is the No. 8 overall pick (in this year’s draft), a future first-round pick, Ben McLemore and (insert any other player here) enough to pry Love away from the Wolves?
Not sure, but that frontcourt lineup featuring Love and DeMarcus Cousins would be a whole lot of fun to watch. Defense, optional!