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A third Splash Brother? It may happen.

In an interview with 95.7 The Game, Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers confirmed that the team has reached out to free-agent guard Ray Allen.

At this point, the all-time leader in three-point field goals is “uncertain” with what he wants to do.

However, according to ESPN’s Ryen Rusillo, it may just be the wrong time to ask.

Obviously at 19-2, the team doesn’t need Allen to play heavy minutes. But, to have the option of putting Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Ray Allen on the court at the same time is very intriguing.

Talk about spreading the court.

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via Brian Chen

Steph Curry and Kevin Love running the pick-and-roll? It could happen.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Warriors are the frontrunner in the Love sweepstakes. However, it may come at the steep price of prized shooting guard Klay Thompson.

Numerous trade packages have been leaked on the internet including one that was, surprisingly, revealed by Klay’s dad.

Mychal Thompson claims his “source knows what’s going on up there.”

However, Warriors fans may need to pump the brakes on all the excitement (or disappointment if you’re a huge Klay fan). The always-reliable Adrian Wojnarowski believes no trade is imminent.

One Warriors player believes the deal won’t happen altogether.

Andre Iguodala sent out one of his usual cryptic tweets. It may be a reach to assume he’s referring to a Love trade, but the timing of the tweet is suspect and it’s no secret that Klay is one of his favorite players.

So, as the rumors keep swirling, it may be your best bet to take the wait-and-see approach. However, that’s easier said than done.

You may have already caught the Kevin Love fever and thinking about what could be.

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ESPN is reporting that the Warriors are in the mix for the Kevin Love sweepstakes:

Sources told ESPN.com that the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls are among the potential trade destinations that intrigue Love.

Sources say that the Warriors, in particular, have emerged as a top contender for Love should Minnesota relent and decide to trade him. The Warriors don’t have a stash of draft picks to offer the Wolves like Phoenix or the Boston Celtics could offer, but Golden State could assemble a trade package featuring the likes of forwards Harrison Barnes and David Lee.

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via Sean Deveney

Celtics forward Brandon Bass was nearly traded once this season—to the Rockets, in a deal that would have brought back Houston center Omer Asik—and sources have told Sporting News that Bass remains the most-discussed player on the Boston roster ahead of next Thursday’s trade deadline.

Bass is a veteran big man with playoff experience, averaging 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds this season. He has a reasonable contract, which pays him $6.5 million this year and $6.9 million next year.

“He is a good fit in a lot of places,” one league executive said. “He can start, he can come off the bench, he can make shots, he can play center against small lineups. A lot of teams need a guy like that.”

Rival executives say the rebuilding Celtics could be among the busiest teams at the trade deadline, at least in terms of phone calls logged. Boston would be willing to make a deal for just about any player on the roster, though there are no plans to trade point guard Rajon Rondo without an overwhelming offer. There has been discussion about Jeff Green, too, but his contract (two more years at $19 million total) makes him difficult to move.

But Bass’ manageable contract and ability to chip in for a contender makes him the most likely Celtic to be shipped out by next Thursday, and the group of teams that has expressed interest in Bass is, “a pretty wide range,” according to a league source.

Among the teams interested in Bass, sources told Sporting News, are the Warriors, who still have trade exceptions from the summer deal that sent Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins to Utah. Backup forward Marreese Speights has been a disappointment this season, averaging 5.7 points on just 40.8 percent shooting, and the team misses the production it got from Carl Landry off the bench last year.

The Warriors don’t have a pick in this year’s draft to offer Boston, but could absorb his contract and do have a combination of young players that includes injured center Festus Ezeli, as well as rookies Nemanja Nedovic and Ognjen Kuzmic.

Such a deal could push the Warriors over the luxury tax threshold, and there is some question about whether the team would cross that line. To avoid the tax, the Warriors would have to unload Speights, who is owed $3.66 million next season.

But in the offseason, owner Joe Lacob told Sporting News, “I don’t want to pay the luxury tax, nobody wants to. That’s why it is a luxury tax, it is very punitive. But if it means winning vs. not winning, I choose winning. So that’s not an issue.”

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Throw another name into the Golden State rumor mill. Jordan Crawford now being linked to the Nets, Clippers, Suns, Rockets, and Warriors. Expect the Dubs to be active in all talks until a move actually goes down.