At this point, it's general knowledge that the 25-year-old superstar will opt out of his contract at the end of the 2014-15 season. The question is no longer about if Love will stay in Minnesota. Now the only thing left to ask is, when will the T'Wolves trade their best player?
Because of that, Minnesota has lost most of its leverage in trade negotiations involving Love, but against most logic, it still has some bargaining advantages. There are plenty of teams vying for Love, and if a bidding war opens up, the Wolves can play those organizations against each other, and this seems like a situation that will have plenty of teams in the mix.
Though Love can become a free agent for the summer of 2015, we could see him opt into the final year of his current deal, pushing his free agency to 2016 in order to get a trade done. We saw Chris Paul pull that move in 2011 to finalize his trade to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Wolves will see some good offers. They'll see some bad ones. Heck, they're going to see everything, and at the end of it, Love will probably be wearing a new jersey. So now, let's see exactly what some of these offers might look like.