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So while teams including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors try to get Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, there is no hurry — for several reasons — to get it done.

The Timberwolves have told teams exactly what they want for Love, and they won’t make a deal until they get just that — be it Klay Thompson from Golden State or No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins from Cleveland. Right now, the Timberwolves have leverage, and are using it. The teams trying to get Love doesn’t want to give up too much.

NBA trades can be complicated. For teams with a payroll over the salary cap, outgoing salary closely has to match incoming salary in a trade. Wiggins isn’t signed so his salary is zero. Once he signs, his first-year salary will be about $5.5 million, which would help Cleveland get closer to sending Minnesota enough in salary to equal Love’s $16.7 million he is owed in 2014-15. However, once Wiggins signs, he cannot be traded for 30 days — another reason a deal might not happen soon.

via Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports

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