Apr 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) between plays against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks made offer for Kevin Love

Since the New York Knicks started struggling last season, all eyes started to focus on the summer of 2015.

That meant serious interest in Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who quickly became the top target the Knicks would likely go after next offseason.

With the Knicks realistically having next to no chance at signing Love next offseason, Knicks team president did his best to try and trade for Love now before he ends up in Cleveland, Golden State or another destination.

The Knicks made a longshot trade offer for Love that the Wolves immediately turned down, reports Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal.

The reported offer was Amar’e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Tim Hardaway Jr., a package well shy of the value Minnesota is looking to secure in any potential deal for Love.

While the reported offer is laughable at best, it was likely the best that Jackson could do and at least he took a shot.

Jackson has been actively looking to move Stoudemire and Shumpert but what this shows is that Hardaway may not be as untouchable as many would like to believe. He would be moved in the right deal.

However that deal is highly unlikely to come around for the Knicks as it would take a lot more than the second-year guard to land a superstar such as Love and the Knicks simply don’t have the assets to make something like this happen.

It is also worth noting that a Wolves official disputes the notion that the Knicks ever made an offer for Love.

Whether they did or not, I think it is safe to say that we won’t be seeing Love in a Knicks uniform anytime in the near future.

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