Love talks resume
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation said. With most of the NBA in Las Vegas for summer league games, the sides have had a chance to meet. Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors general manager Bob Myers at the arena Sunday as the teams look to bridge the gap that caused discussions to stall.
Love, 25, plans to opt out of his contract at the end of next season and look for a contender. Love has not made the playoffs in the first six seasons of his career in Minnesota.
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