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AP Source: Timberwolves, Warriors Restart Love Trade Talks

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Kevin Love. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Love. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have restarted trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a┬áperson with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

The person requested anonymity because both teams are not publicly commenting on trade discussions.

Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors general manager Bob Myers during summer league play in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The two teams had been going back and forth with proposals involving Love since before the draft. But the Warriors’ reluctance to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in any package to Minnesota was considered a deal-breaker for the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves also have been talking to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who so far have been unwilling to include Andrew Wiggins in any offer. Boston has long expressed interest in Love as well, though it’s unclear if that developed in any way at all.

The Bulls reportedly made an unknown offer to the Timberwolves for Love previously, but their signings of big men Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic appear to have put an end to any chase for Love in the near future.

Love is set to become a free agent in summer 2015.

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