Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Would Trade Number One Pick For Wolves Kevin Love

Jan 6, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Target Center. Cleveland defeated Minnesota 98-87. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

There is clearly something in the water today given the vast amount of rumored NBA trades reported in the past few hours.

One of the most prominent though involves that of the first overall pick in the upcoming 2013 NBA Draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who currently own the right to that selection are apparently open to moving it if the right deal came along.

The Minnesota Timberwolves may hold the cards to that “right” deal.

According to (of former ESPN scribe Chris Sheriden fame), Joe Kotoch is reporting that the Cavaliers would be open to moving the pick in exchange for the Timberwolves’ star Kevin Love.

Per Kotch:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding calls from everywhere, but the team they’d really like to to make a deal with is Minnesota.

And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell

The report obviously needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but, in a somewhat perceived weak draft with the top overall pick coming off major knee surgery, it’s hard to imagine that the Cavs aren’t at least exploring their options which would include moving the pick.

Actually doing so though, is a completely different story.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love, Minnesota TImberwolves, NBA Trade Rumors

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  • John H. Meyer

    The Love trade “rumors” hit a brand new low! Of course the Cavs would move the #1 pick for Kevin Love. Almost any team would give almost anything for Kevin Love; that goes unstated. This “report” doesn’t need to be taken with a grain of salt, it simply needs be ignored altogether just like every other rumored deal for Kevin Love. The Wolves aren’t incompetent.

  • Ron Green

    this is so ignorant, it doesn’t deserve a comment. wasted type space.

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