The Cleveland Cavaliers are desperately trying to convince LeBron James two come back to Cleveland it they’re closer than they’ve ever been to making it happen. But things still need to fall into place to make the Cleveland roster more attractive than what Miami can put together in South Beach.
According to Chris Mannix from SI.com, the Minnesota Timberwolves have given no indication that they’re in a rush to get a Kevin Love trade done just to help Cleveland land LeBron James.
Cleveland may be hot after Kevin Love, but rival execs are getting no indications from Minnesota that there is any rush to make a deal.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 9, 2014
In fact, Ken Berger from CBSSports.com reports that Kevin Love will really only agree to be traded to Cleveland if they get LeBron James first, which seems to reset everything back to square-one.
If Cavs pursuing Kevin Love trade only if they get LeBron, that caveat holds true in terms of Love's interest in deal, too, source says.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 9, 2014
Trading Love really isn’t up to him but the Cavaliers might not do so without indication that he’d sign long term. It’s in the Cavs best interest to land Love and take their chances as at the end of the day they’d have a valuable trade chip at the deadline this year if they got Love without LeBron.