The NBA trade deadline is just under a month away, and the rumors are heating up. Just check out this one involving the Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Los Angeles Lakers via Jarrod Rudolph:
Nets general manager Billy King has closely monitored the struggling Lakers and quietly searched for a third team with an attractive piece that would help facilitate a trade that would deliver Howard to the Nets, according to sources.
According to sources, King was planning to contact the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to gauge their interest in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to the Lakers, Brook Lopez to the Timberwolves and Dwight Howard to the Nets. Other small pieces would need to be included, but the proposed trade was thought to be intriguing enough to start conversations in the Lakers front office that would force them to deal with Howard earlier than planned
As the report outlined, the talks seized when Kevin Love was sidelined for 8-10 weeks, but King is still searching for a third team to help facilitate a trade.
Kevin Love, with his offensive skillset would have been an interesting member of the Lakers’ frontline.