- Marc Stein, ESPN Senior Writer
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The Timberwolves and Warriors have continued to discuss a Kevin Love trade, but the teams remain unable to agree on the framework of a deal with Golden State still unwilling to include Klay Thompson, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com that Wolves owner Glen Taylor and Warriors counterpart Joe Lacob have maintained a level of dialogue on a potential trade of Love to Golden State, which sources insist would have been clinched by now if Golden State -- at the behest of new coach Steve Kerr -- relented on their refusal to part with Thompson.
Golden State, however, knows it now has serious competition for Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers known to be seriously interested in trading for the All-Star power forward.
The Cavaliers have declared that Andrew Wiggins, last month's No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, is off limits in any trade talks, but sources say Wolves president Flip Saunders is adamant that he won't surrender Love now unless he gets back Thompson or Wiggins.
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