With all of the talk surrounding Kevin Love and his impending free agency in 2015, there has been a lot made about his trade value and teams who could step it up and acquire him before he hits free agency next summer. The Heat haven’t been often mentioned in these talks, but tree are rumblings that they could get involved even if those rumblings are being misinterpreted.
I hypothesized the other day that the Heat could get involved the other day with the major trade chip being Chris Bosh and while I openly admitted it wasn’t something we should really consider, I apparently wasn’t alone in connecting the dots between Love, Bosh and a trade. Ira Winderman, however, backs my assertion that the Heat just simply can’t trade for Love and Bosh is a major problem with that.
As it is, Bosh has an early-termination option this June and a player option next June, so he would provide the same dilemma for Minnesota. What the Timberwolves would want is a lottery pick (the Heat don’t have that) or a veteran star under long-term contract (which the Heat, for now, also don’t have).
Minnesota isn’t going to get fair value back for Love no matter who they trade him to as it’s hard to say trading Love for anyone is a good idea when he’s a top 5 player in the NBA. Bosh would be an attractive piece in a trade if he had more years on his contract but that’s not the case and the Heat landing Love isn’t going to happen before 2015 unless something drastic happens.