Apr 13, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) runs up the court after scoring against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs offered Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and No. 1 pick for Kevin Love

It’s o secret that the Minnesota Timberwolves may lose Kevin Love in the summer of 2015 and that has teams around the NBA looking at ways hey can acquire him early and then lock him down with a max contract. The Los Angeles Lakers have been recently rumored as trying to acquire Love but they’re hardly the first ten to extend an offer to Minnesota.

According to Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer, the Cleveand Cavaliers made an offer to the Timberwolves last summer that they refused but seem crazy for doing so now. The deal, according to Schmitt, would have sent Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and the No. 1 overall pick to the Timberwolves in exchange for Love.

As you can probably figure out, the Wolves did not accept this offer and instead held onto Love and made moves to acquire Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng in the draft.

We will no doubt hear Love’s name come up again this summer during the draft and increasingly until the NBA Trade Deadline next February. But there likely won’t be an offer as sweet s the one the Cavs made, as given their history of trading star players the Wolves will find a way to lower Love’s price to a box of crayons and a carton of half drunk chocolate milk.


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