Report: Warriors willing to include Thompson in deal for Love

Report: Warriors willing to include Thompson in deal for Love
June 19, 2014, 11:45 am
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In 16 career games against the Warriors, Kevin Love is averaging 21.9 points, 14.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. (USATI)

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On May 29, Stephen Curry made a plea for management to keep Klay Thompson with the Warriors. 

His wishes may not be granted.

The Warriors are now willing to include Thompson in a deal with the Timberwolves to acquire Kevin Love, according to multiple reports.

Thompson enjoyed a breakout season in 2013-14, averaging 18.4 points per game, and his 223 3-pointers were the second most in the NBA (behind Stephen Curry's 261).

The third-year shooting guard is eligible for a contract extension this summer, and if the Warriors and Thompson are unable to come to terms on a deal before Oct. 31, he would become a restricted free agent following the 2014-15 season.

Love, meanwhile, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2015, and has made it clear to Minnesota management that he will not sign a long-term extension with the franchise.

The 25-year old power forward averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season, and was named Second-Team All-NBA.

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