NBA Rumors: Phoenix Interested In Love, Bledsoe To Get Max Contract?
With all of the continued turmoil going on in Minnesota, and Kevin Love’s future up in the air, teams are lining up to see if they can pry the All-Star away from the Timberwolves.
Most reports believe Love wants to end up in a big market like Los Angeles or Boston, but other teams such as Washington and Sacramento have emerged as possible destinations as well. Now another option has come up according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:
Suns interested in Love deal w/best assets Dragic, Bledsoe & picks.NBA sources say it will take full max deal to control free agent Bledsoe.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 7, 2014
The Suns undoubtedly have the assets to pull off the deal, the question is would Love actually stay there past this year if he was traded.
Goran Dragic made All-NBA Third Team this season, and Eric Bledsoe is one of the best young guards in the league. Additionally, the Suns have three first-round draft picks this year to sweeten a deal.
The Suns can offer far more than the Lakers in a trade, but with no guarantee that Love would stay there, it would be a lot for the Suns to give up.
It is also curious whether or not Bledsoe could garner a max contract this summer. Bledsoe is a restricted free agent and could be a target of the Lakers, but with injury issues and questions on whether he can be a true point guard, a max contract could be a steep price to pay.
This summer is shaping up to be full of action on both the free agent and trade fronts. It will be interesting to see what the Lakers with guys like Love and Bledsoe being available.
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