Minnesota Timberwolves and Kevin Love Maximum Contract on the Horizon?

With just six days before the January 25th deadline to sign Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be set to offer the 23-year old Love the maximum contract that he has played himself into.

According to a Minneapolis based newspaper, the TImberwolves are ready to offer Love his max deal.

Love, who is 4th in the league in scoring averaging 25.2 points per game and 2nd in the league in rebounding at 14.5 rebounds per game, has performed worthy of a max contract through the first 14 games this season.

The Timberwolves have two different maximum contract options for arguably the best power forward in the NBA.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: How They Acquire Kevin Martin

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have assembled a respectable squad with just 11 days until they open their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Before the lockout, the Timberwolves brought point guard Ricky Rubio over from Spain. They’ve  also signed both of their draft picks. Number two overall selection Derrick Williams, and second round pick Malcom Lee are both signed and ready to contribute right away.

Those three rookies will be joined by free agent signee J.J. Barea. The Wolves and Barea agreed to a four year contract just days ago.

The main piece that is missing is a scoring shooting guard. One name that has been tossed around in trade rumors all offseason (all two weeks of it) is Houston Rockets’ shooting guard Kevin Martin.

Martin would be a great addition to this young Timberwolves team, but how would they go about bringing in a player of Martin’s caliber?

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