It’s not quite a “done deal,” but a trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers is starting to take serious shape.
There are so many moving pieces in this ever evolving process, but at the moment, it appears Love and guard Kevin Martin would head to Cleveland, with Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and at least one first-round pick going to the Minnesota Timberwolves. At the same time, the Cavs are trying to acquire a veteran center and at least one non-guaranteed contract to construct a larger deal.
It’s not clear if any of the moves are contingent on each other.
Also, the Golden State Warriors apparently have taken themselves out of the running, which eliminates one of Cleveland’s major competitors for Love’s services. [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/491663652454686720 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/491664136682881024 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/MichaelVPina/status/491664770110472192 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/GwashburnGlobe/status/491665338224762880 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/SamAmicoFSO/status/491666184786300930 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/timkawakami/status/491665146251464705 align=’center’]
Earlier Tuesday, it was reported the Chicago Bulls could re-enter the trade discussion if the Cavs balked at including extra draft picks in the deal. The Cavs aren’t willing to let it go that far, from the sound of it.
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