The Cleveland Cavaliers have secured the return of superstar LeBron James and are now turning their attentions to making a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. In the aftermath of the news, ESPN insider Chris Broussard said the Cavaliers are offering Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett and a first-round pick for Love.
Accourding to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Kevin Love is “intrigued by the idea.
Source close to situation says Kevin Love indeed “intrigued” by idea of being dealt to Cavs and would commit long there if traded there
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 11, 2014
You can even read too far into James’ announcement on Sports Illustrated and pay attention to the fact that he didn’t mention either Bennett or Andrew Wiggins, the last two No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft.
“I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys,” James said. “I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.” James does mention Waiters, which questions that theory on James not mentioning Wiggins and Bennett. Of course the Cavaliers could be offering Waiters first and if that trade gets rejected they could insert Wiggins and remove Waiters from the offer. And of course there was a “Broussard” moment in his report.
Broussard said Wiggins and Bennett would be good in Minnesota because they’re Canadian, which has “a similar climate.” Can’t make this up.
— Seconds to Madness (@Seconds2Madness) July 11, 2014