What if Kevin Love Went to Golden State?
Minnesota was coming off a season that saw them go 40-42, but in the Western Conference, that doesn’t get you very far. Kevin Love, coming of a season that saw him post a 26.1-12.5-4.4 line, was frustrated by the years of losing. With him being only one year from free agency, the Wolves knew they needed to move him, but only for the right package. With the addition of Klay Thompson, who was coming off an 18.4 ppg season and David Lee (18 points, 9.0 rebounds), the Wolves probably would have fallen in NBA no man’s land. Not bad enough for a high lottery pick and not good enough to contend. They would have added an extra first round pick, but still one pick in the 8-12 range, followed by another pick in the 20’s which would have netted them someone like Frank Kaminsky and Tyus Jones. It’s in this state that Minnesota would likely have stayed for the next couple years until they realized that Klay Thompson could never be a number one on a team.