The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are attempting to put together trade offers to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The Wolves have given no indication they have interest in moving Love ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Love could become a free agent in 2015 and it is widely known that his agents is determined to get him to a major market.
Love's first choice is joining the Lakers, according to one person familiar with his thinking.
The Lakers' offer would have to include the expiring contract of Pau Gasol. The Lakers can also offer future picks, though not their selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.