While the Boston Celtics mostly stand pat with their reported package of assets offered in a potential trade for Kevin Love, other teams continue to enter the conversation with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
One of the latest to come into the picture is the Denver Nuggets. While the Celtics are going with a low-cost bid of young players and draft picks, the Nuggets are willing to unload arguably their best player, Kenneth Faried, in exchange for Love, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.
Sources: in addition to Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried, Denver offering Minnesota a player they would acquire (Arron Afflalo) for Love.—
Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 19, 2014
Several other reports indicated Denver was including the No. 11 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but Bulpett clarified that this addition did not come from him. Either way, Faried is probably the best player Minnesota has been offered so far, and he is due to make just $2.3 million next season.
Faried is eligible for restricted free agency next summer, however, so if the Wolves are worried about losing Love as a free agent, they could be right back in the same situation if they trade for Faried. As always, keep in mind that this time of year, the circumstances and scenarios change by the day — and sometimes by the hour.