Apr 4, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) is pressured by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Minnesota Timberwolves won in 2 overtimes 122-121. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love rumors: LeBron James wants Cleveland Cavaliers to trade for Love

If the Golden State Warriors were willing to part ways with guard Klay Thompson, Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love would likely have already been dealt to the Warriors and the rumors surrounding him would have died down, at least for now.

However, the Warriors have refused to deal Thompson and now it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers are the team to beat to acquire Love. After signing the game’s best player, LeBron James, away from the Miami Heat, speculation grew that the Cavaliers could trade the top-overall of last month’s draft, former Kansas Jayhawks’ swingman Andrew Wiggins.

The Cavaliers have tried to work out deals potentially including big man Tristan Thompson, guard Dion Waiters and the number-one overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, forward Anthony Bennett. However, the Timberwolves have been holding out for Wiggins and the Cavaliers are reportedly ready to include Wiggins in the trade.

According to Bob Finnan of The News-Herald & The Morning Journal, the reason for the Cavaliers’ change of heart is because James wants to play with Love.

James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe last season. In his storied career. Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game for the Jayhawks last season while shooting 44.8% from the field, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 77.5% from the free throw line. Wiggins was ranked as the top prospect in the draft by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express .

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    For the Cavs sake I hope this is not true, James pulling a power play is the last thing the Cavs needed, now it puts power back into the hands of the T-Wolves when they had little to none before… James speaks from both sides of his mouth although the preached patience….. he had a plan he wanted to execute when he came back to Cleveland, he’s like a messed up chic everyone has dated sometimes you wonder if they’re worth it,
    if James forces Wiggins and Bennett out of town he better wins multiple rings starting next year !…. why next year?…. because Kevin will be a free agent NEXT YEAR ! and if you cannot wait ONE year, that means you are planning on winning the cahampionship in the upcoming season…. So i guess James was not being honest in his letter when he said it will take time…. James is willing to give up all that young talent for 1 extra year of Love.. there are free agents out there like blatche or cheaper trades which can fill the Kevin void for 1 year, especially when you have 3 first round picks and Waiters to give

    • Steffan

      The Cavs have already stated that if Love comes, he must be willing to stay long term. Regardless, I don’t support any trade involving Wiggins.

      • Real M-Fing talk !!!

        i know Kevin will need to sign long term before the Cavs would ship out Wiggins or anyone, what i am trying to say, if Kevin is willing to sign long term WHY give up anything, why not wait until he opts out next year…. they’re really trading away Wiggins for 1 year of Love, if they were guaranteed the championship in that year then i would do it, otherwise, no

        • Steffan

          If Kevin Love stays and we wait for free agency we wouldn’t have the cap room to sign him without letting go a lot more players and it’s also well known he would probably end up in a Lakers uniform in the end. Only way this deal halfway makes sense is if he signs a long term deal. I still wouldn’t trade Wiggins straight up for Love.