NBA Rumors: Latest Predraft News on Kevin Love and More

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJune 21, 2014

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As the NBA draft approaches, the rumors are beginning to look more substantial. Most recently, the chase for Kevin Love seemed to be energized by a potential blockbuster between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors.

ESPN's Chris Broussard tweeted the following:

There has been much discussion about the potential swap since the news originally broke on Thursday, but nothing definitive has emerged from either team. 

If any team hopes to compete with the Warriors' potential haul, draft picks and roster players will have to be included.

A team like the Chicago Bulls would seemingly be able to counter with a similar offer. Perhaps packaging Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler, Tony Snell and one or both of the team's first-round picks would seem like enough to get Minny's attention.

That said, the Bulls may be hesitant to go all in for Love, as it may hurt the team's chances of landing potential free agent Carmelo Anthony.

We'll see what happens in the next five days leading up to the June 26 draft, but things are going to get even more interesting on this front over the next week.

 

Alvin Gentry in Demand

PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 16: Alvin Gentry talks to the media after being named Interim Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns by President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Phoenix Suns Steve Kerr on February 16, 2009, at U.S. Airway Center in Phoenix
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The Warriors might be welcoming a new member to their coaching staff as well as new players to their roster. Per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Golden State has interest in current Los Angeles Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry.

Gentry is known for his skill at coaching offense. New Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had Gentry as a head coach in Phoenix when Kerr was the general manager.

The familiarity between the two undoubtedly has something to do with the interest. Whether any of these deals goes through, Golden State is proving it has every intention of being a major force in the NBA now and into the future.

 

Shabazz Napier's Stock is Rising

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07:  Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald
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Previously thought to be a late first-round selection at best, UConn standout Shabazz Napier has now seen his stock rise according to sources who spoke with Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Napier's collegiate pedigree and confidence have endeared him to pro scouts. He's more than likely one of the most NBA-ready prospects in the draft, even if he doesn't have as much potential as someone like Australia's Dante Exum or Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.

 

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