The Cleveland Cavaliers are suddenly the busiest team in the NBA free agent market at the moment as they’ve landed LeBron James and are now moving to see if they can’t shoot for the moon again and add Kevin Love to the roster as well.
Love wants out of Minnesota but he wasn’t that open to playing for Cleveland last month since it’s basically a factory version of Minneapolis and the team there is just as bad. But the addition of LeBron James has turned Cleveland into a destination and Love is now intrigued by the idea of playing there and signing long-term.
Should the Cavs want to land Love though, they’d likely need to give up Andrew Wiggins to get him which is something that seems to be up in the air in terms of the Cavs’ willingness to let him go. According to CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger though, word on the street among NBA GMs is that Wiggins will be in play for Love.
As the LeBron after-effects crank up, word among multiple team execs is No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins will be in play in Kevin Love trade.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 11, 2014
The Cavaliers would be stupid to not be willing to give up Wiggins — an exciting player, to be fair — if it meant landing Kevin Love — a more exciting and better player. Love would sign long term, create the best frontcourt in the NBA with LeBron James and liekly carry the Cavaliers to an NBA title with his new partner in crime.
Wiggins might not get dealt, but his name is going to start coming up and that’s something that Cleveland needs to do in order to pull off the greatest offseason in team history.