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Rumor: LeBron is part of Warriors' motivation to pursue Kevin Love?

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...I think the Warriors are very motivated to get Kevin Love in part I think not just because he’s an upgrade over David Lee, but in part because I think that now that you can have a Steph Curry and you have a Kevin Love, I think they feel at that point that they could be credible suitors for LeBron James.

From ESPN’s Chad Ford: Warriors want Kevin Love so they can make ‘compelling case’ for LeBron James by Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.

Now they're just toying with us...

Ford also suggests that it's Harrison Barnes - not Klay Thompson - holding up the deal at this point, as tweeted previously by Jerry Zgoda,

To follow all the back and forth rumors, check out our Kevin Love sweepstakes storystream.

*Speculation* Report: Warriors, Wolves have agreed on Love-Martin for Lee-Thompson, fighting over picks

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I have no idea how reliable this guy is but felt the need to share. Chad Ford thinks the deal is going to happen based on his past experiences. He believes the foundation has already been laid out and they're just working out the fillers. The interview can be heard here: http://youtu.be/lRPg3f3lPiQ?t=28m12s

Video: Steph Curry & hard work

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Because watching Steph Curry at work will never get old.

Adams to the Warriors.

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Warriors split about trading Klay Thompson for Kevin Love

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After it appeared that the Warriors were prepared to part with Thompson in a deal to land Minnesota's Love, sources told ESPN.com that Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr have voiced opposition to surrendering both Thompson and a future first-round pick to the Timberwolves along with former All-Star forward David Lee for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin.

From Golden State Warriors pursuit of Kevin Love stalls by Ramona Shelburne & Marc Stein of ESPN

Lakers in talks to acquire Klay Thompson as part of Kevin Love deal

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The Lakers have been in discussions to acquire Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson for the seventh pick in next week’s draft, The Times has learned. The deal would be part of a larger three-way trade that sends Minnesota All-Star power forward Kevin Love to the Warriors. The Lakers are interested but the deal has been put on hold because of a difference in opinion within the Warriors’ organization whether or not to keep Thompson while trying to obtain Love.

Warriors GM Myers won't comment on Kevin Love

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Warriors general manager Bob Myers won't comment on specific trade rumors. But while there is chatter regarding a possible deal for star Minnesota forward Kevin Love, he did speak to the chances of a big trade. "I think probably right now unlikely. It's the best I can do for you. But I will say this: If you asked me last year at this time would we be in a situation to grab an (Andre) Iguodala, I would have said the same thing. "Right now, I think it's unlikely. Right now, today."

We know they can get a deal done featuring Klay Thompson, but what kind of deal?

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Fantastic article by TK! Nuanced look at the intricacies of various permutations of potential trades.

Warriors Shopping Harrison Barnes For Pick

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The Warriors are dangling Harrison Barnes in trade talks as they attempt to trade for a first-round pick in this year’s draft, as Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports in an Insider-only piece. It’s unclear whether the conversations extend beyond their negotiations with the Timberwolves toward a Kevin Love deal, but it appears Warriors GM Bob Myers and company place a high value on acquiring a first-rounder to replace the one they traded to Utah last year. Golden State is without a pick in either round on Thursday.

Klay's father: 'I'm going to have to talk him down' if traded

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Don't get me wrong, I'm just as excited as the next Warriors fan about the possibility of acquiring Kevin Love this summer. However, this article really depressed me. I've grown to really like Klay Thompson and, if he is traded, he definitely will be missed. He's become a big part of the team identity and culture as one of the two Splashbrothers and I would just feel bad letting him go. That being said, I would still 100% love to get Love in the rumored deal involving Klay.

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