Oakland, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and consultant Jerry West are reportedly opposed to surrendering guard Klay Thompson for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, stalling the trade talks.
Thompson was packaged with a future first-round pick and David Lee for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin.
The Los Angeles Lakers have tried to join the discussions by offering the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s draft to the Wolves in a bid to route Thompson to L.A. in a three-way deal.
The Wolves are also said to be interested in Golden State’s Harrison Barnes as a potential addition to the transaction.
With the developments, Warriors general manager Bob Myers described his team’s current chances of landing All-Star Love before July 1 as “unlikely.”
The Warriors, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets, are considered the strongest current trade contenders for Love.
The Nuggets are offering Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler and the No. 11 pick in Thursday’s draft.
The Celtics are willing to give up the No. 6 and No. 17 overall picks in this draft plus a veteran such as Jeff Green or a younger player such as Kelly Olynyk or Jared Sullinger.