Suns reportedly offer Eric Bledsoe for Kevin Love at 11th hour


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Thought the Kevin Love saga was over? Wrong!

Just when you thought we couldn’t squeeze one last Love trade story into the news cycle, ESPN reported that the Suns made a pitch to the Timberwolves for the all-star forward, just hours before the the three-way trade with Cleveland and Philadelphia would be finalized.

Bledsoe and Suns’ management have sat at an impasse for the last few weeks, after Bledsoe reportedly rejected Phoenix’s initial 4-year, $48 million deal, and instead seeks a maximum 5-year, $80 million deal.

After Phoenix signed former Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas and drafted Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis, it looked like the Suns might be making contingency plans, even though the general manager dismissed that notion during summer league.

The current three-team trade has Kevin Love headed to Cleveland, Thadeous Young, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett going to Minnesota, with Philadelphia receiving Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Miami’s 2015 first round pick.

Thomas Johnson is a reporter.

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