Wherever Love goes, he won't come cheap. The five-year, $60 million extensions signed by Joakim Noah and Al Horford last year will likely be Love's starting point in negotiations. And his deal could be bigger. When asked what kind of contract Love could be in line for this summer, one league executive's answer was succinct: Max.
Then there is this: Love told SI.com that during last summer's World Championship in Turkey that he had conversations with USA Basketball teammates Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (who played with Love at UCLA) and Chicago's Derrick Rose about the possibility of someday teaming up in the NBA.
"We all talk about playing together," Love said. "It's fun to talk about. When the time comes, we'll assess the situation and figure it out.