It's a simple concept, although one with all sorts of complications. Trade Kyrie, Tristan, and Scott Hopson for Love. No picks, no other players.
There's all sorts of risks involved for both sides. Kyrie and Tristan can become RFAs if they don't take their offers. Kevin Love can become a free agent. Love will cost more than Kyrie after the new contracts, but probably less than both of them combined. For these purposes, assume that Kevin has given his verbal agreement to an extension, although we've been burned by that before.
I guess the biggest question is whether Tristan has value for us. What salary will he agree to, and if he becomes an RFA how much would we have to pay to keep him around? He's valuable for at least one more year, if he does become an RFA. But I'm thinking more for the long term.
This would likely be part of a three or four team deal. Tristan would end up in Minnesota and Kyrie would end up with the Knicks or whoever. Doesn't matter. I'm not going to try to figure that part out.
I don't have a good answer. I can think of a lot of pluses and minuses. Turning a great player and an average player into an even greater one seems like a good idea, but adding Tristan to the mix adds a lot to the risk. I'm curious to hear what others think.