Rivalries are part of the game.
Both Orlando and Minnesota have long been rivals, with the Wolves’ history of winning and the Magic’s history of making the playoffs.
So why would a team in Minnesota want to trade for one of its best players?
And how much is he worth?
The Timberwolves have the right to make any offer they want, said Chris Grant, a longtime ESPN SportsCenter contributor.
The Timberwolves would be in a position to make an offer if the player decided to leave.
However, if he leaves, the Wolves have to pick up the tab and would have to pay him his salary.
Grant said the Timberwolves are in a tough spot with Minnesota’s roster, which currently has the most players under contract with the team, about $90 million.
Minnesota has to figure out a way to keep the player, Grant said.
The Timberwolves were a franchise in a new city when Kevin Love signed a two-year, $70 million deal with the Bulls in July, but he has played less than three games each of the past two seasons and has missed the past six games due to injury.
Love’s contract is the longest-tenured player on the team and the Wolves would have the ability to trade him in any deal.