According to a post on Probasketballtalk.com, Sean Deveney of the Sporting News is reporting that the Nuggets may be a player in a three way trade that would facilitate the moving of Kevin Love to Cleveland.
Multiple sources told Sporting News this week that teams are flocking to potential deals that would send Love to Chicago, Cleveland, Golden State or elsewhere, hoping to facilitate a trade by adding players, cap space or draft picks. Sources told Sporting News that Philadelphia and Denver, again, are interested in participating in whatever deal happens for Love. Denver has interest in acquiring Love themselves, while the Sixers would like to facilitate a trade by including forward Thaddeus Young. Boston, another source said, would like to acquire Love, but would be willing to include some part of its trove of draft picks if they would help bring in a player who can contribute immediately.
PBT goes on to name some possible players that would be involved in the trade from Minnesota’s standpoint and they mention Kevin Martin possibly coming to Denver in the deal.
The Sixers have the cap space to absorb just about anyone that Minnesota would like to get rid of, with J.J. Barea and Kevin Martin likely to be at the top of that list. Martin’s skill set would be a nice fit in Denver, though he’s owed more than $21 million over the next three years.
I would agree that Martin would be a fairly nice fit with the Nuggets but the question remains, what do the Nuggets give up to be involved in this trade? And, How can the Nuggets be involved and have Kevin Love be the ultimate prize?