Dec 29, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) against the Phoenix Suns at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Suns 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Tried to Trade For Kevin Love


The Cleveland Cavaliers front office must be hopped up on caffeine because I’m pretty sure they never sleep.

Earlier today we reported they were in serious trade talks with the Houston Rockets for Thomas Robinson and were also in discussions with the Dallas Mavericks about an uknown player (cough, Shawn Marion, cough). In addition to that, they were reportedly stonewalled by the Portland Trail Blazers who rejected their trade offer for LaMarcus Aldridge.

Now, according to Andy Katz of ESPN, the Cavaliers attempted to trade for Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves:

But the Cavs are also exploring trading the top pick since they’re not in love with any one player who in a “normal” year wouldn’t be a top pick. According to a source, Cleveland offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters to try and land Minnesota’s Kevin Love. But new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders won’t move Love.

It was certainly a solid effort on the Cavs part as that’s a decent package, but the Wolves said yesterday they weren’t interested in trading Love and apparently they meant it.

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  • Comminsk Andy

    Have to believe it was a 3-for-*2*, meaning Cleveland would get the Wolves pick and then grab another SG. Cavs are not talented enough to trade 3 high #1s for one vet.

  • Brandon Sander

    That’s an absolutely terrible trade for the Cavs. I would be hesitant to even trade the #1 straight up for Love. I’d give Sota Thompson & #19.. That’s a fair trade.