Wolves shouldn't trade Love

Kevin Love averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season for the Timberwolves. Jordan Johnson/NBAE/Getty Images

An interesting rumor popped up the other day that had the Sacramento Kings reportedly throwing their hat in the ring for Minnesota's Kevin Love, the subject of still-other rumors that have the All-Star forward on his way out of the Twin Cities. Rumors are unreliable at best, but to make a point, let's pretend these are true. The Sacramento speculation is particularly interesting because the Kings would in effect be willing to take on the quandary facing the Timberwolves: Should the team build up around Love without assurances that he'll be around beyond next season, or should the Timberwolves play it safe and sell high for as much value as they can?