Chances are, no team is going to come up with a Godfather offer for Kevin Love.
The threat of him walking away after just one season in a new uniform is too great for teams to completely break the bank and leave all other offers in the dust. But at the same time, Love is such a talented and useful big man that impressive packages are still going to come flowing into the Minnesota Timberwolves' offices.
So, how will Flip Saunders, the president of basketball operations, react to each one?
That's the question at the heart of this article, as we're seeking not only to come up with each team's best offer—that simultaneously remains realistic—but also to understand how it would benefit Minnesota. Even if it doesn't feel true, the 'Wolves hold some of the cards here, because they can easily keep Love on the roster for one more year before daring him to opt out.
Up to this point, 10 teams have expressed interest.
Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears recently broke the news that the Sacramento Kings had joined the party, even if they were only treating Love as a one-year rental, but do the Sac-Town residents have the upper hand? Does the pole position belong to someone else?