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07:32 AM ET 02.19 | Two big players in the West may be looking for the same big-impact player. The Lakers and Mavericks are trying to assemble trade offers for prospective free agent Kevin Love, but thus far the Timberwolves have given no indication they'll consider moving the All-Star forward by Thursday's deadline, league sources told CBSSports.com. Love will be a free agent in 2015, and it is widely known around the league that he and his agent, New York-based Jeff Schwartz, are determined to get him to a major market. The Lakers, Love's first choice, "have the best shot" of landing the Southern California native, one person familiar with the player's thinking said. There is no incentive in the CBA for Love to sign an extension with Minnesota before he has a chance to decline his player option and hit the open market in July 2015.

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February 19, 2014  07:59 AM ET

He is a stud.

February 19, 2014  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He is a stud.

Love is an injury prone softie. How come when the Laker fans are all gaga with the prospect of getting Love, they don't so the same thing they do with Kyrie? If Love is so great, how come HE CAN'T LIFT THEM into a playoff team?

February 19, 2014  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He is a stud.

Yes....but he has proven that he isn't a #1 or franchise leading caliber player
He needs someone BETTER than him on a team for him to win

And if our are going to pay him #1 caliber $$.....
Be careful as you might not be able to field a team around him if you don't have that star in front of him

February 19, 2014  08:33 AM ET

Put him in a right system and the right coach and you'll see his superstar value.

February 19, 2014  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If Kyrie is so great, how come HE CAN'T LIFT THEM into a playoff team?

fixed

February 19, 2014  09:41 AM ET

Come To LA Next Year, Bro.

February 19, 2014  10:36 AM ET

He'd fit nicely into D'Antoni system. Pick and Pop with Kobe next year would be fantastic

February 19, 2014  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He'd fit nicely into D'Antoni system. Pick and Pop with Kobe next year would be fantastic

Highly unlikely they acquire him via trade. No assets, but as a free agent?

Much more likely.

February 19, 2014  11:04 AM ET

MELO 4 LOVE?

February 19, 2014  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

fixed

LOL

February 19, 2014  11:26 AM ET

Love should and probably will come to LA...wont change the Lakers fortunes though....we already saw what Love can do with crap...nothing....

February 19, 2014  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He is a stud.

You got too Love a Stud.

February 19, 2014  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Love should and probably will come to LA...wont change the Lakers fortunes though....we already saw what Love can do with crap...nothing....

Rondo to LA to join the Lovefest.

February 19, 2014  01:37 PM ET

Wolves have a shot at the 8th spot. trading Love would kill that.

February 19, 2014  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

QUOTE(#2):
Originally posted 08:17 AM ET 02.19 by DickSnyder

If Kyrie is so great, how come HE CAN'T LIFT THEM into a playoff team?

fixed

Don't look now, but the Cavs are the hottest team in the league. 5 straight and tonight will make 6.

February 19, 2014  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Wolves have a shot at the 8th spot. trading Love would kill that.

You joking? They're 6 games out with 29 to play. They would in all likelihood, need to go 22-7 at worst to have a realistic shot. That's not gonna happen.

February 19, 2014  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Don't look now, but the Cavs are the hottest team in the league. 5 straight and tonight will make 6.

Since you would bring it up if it were the Lakers.....Who did they beat?

February 19, 2014  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You joking? They're 6 games out with 29 to play. They would in all likelihood, need to go 22-7 at worst to have a realistic shot. That's not gonna happen.

So that 5th seed thing isn't happening?

February 19, 2014  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

So that 5th seed thing isn't happening?

Dickish.

 
February 19, 2014  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Dickish.

Your prediction certainly was.

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