Jun 27, 2014; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (left) listens as first round pick Andrew Wiggins speaks to the media at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love trade rumors: Cavaliers not interested in dealing Andrew Wiggins


The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently trying to do everything in their power to strike a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves that would bring Kevin Love in to play with LeBron James. Earlier in the day on Thursday, it was reported that they were indeed inclined to part with no. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to get that done. Well, now it seems that might not be the case.

According to a report from Sam Amico and FOX Sports, while they don’t really mind his name being thrown out there, they really have no interest whatsoever in dealing him, and would like to see him stick with the franchise long term.

Basically, their stance has never changed on the matter, despite the earlier reports.

They are still very determined to keep Wiggins for a long time, multiple sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Thursday.

This potential deal has drawn both a lot of criticism and a lot of favoritism from fans and media personnel from around the basketball universe.

On one hand, some see shipping Wiggins to the Timberwolves as a no-brainer. The reason being, we all know how good Love is right now, but we don’t know how good Wiggins will be. It’s considered a given that Love and James would dominate the Eastern Conference together, along with Kyrie Irving, so Wiggins could easily be the odd man out.

However, there are some that feel Wiggins will be everything that he has been advertised to be since high school, and the Cavaliers would be foolish to let the potential of he, LeBron and Irving dominating together go to waste.

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  • Z….

    I personally wouldnt trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. I think Wiggins needs to be a part of Cleveland’s next contending team. Obviously, he still has a lot of room to grow, but I would bet on him having a better chance to reach his potential playing with LeBron James. He is an elite athlete, and the Cavs need to hold onto that for multiple reasons, including the fact that nobody on their roster besides LeBron James plays defense. I also dont think that a Cavs team with LeBron, Love, and Irving is a clear championship favorite, so the risk of losing Wiggins just doesnt seem worth taking, especially for a guy that can easily leave in a year

    I’m not stupid. I know that Kevin Love is a very good player, but the Cavs need someone that can guard the PG spot right now, as well as some rim protection. Kevin Love doesnt provide either of those things. He definitely fits with LeBron James. I’m not questioning that. I just dont think he is a fit for this current Cavs team

    • fidel305

      yeah trade Irving . He can’t defend and he can’t catch and shoot. Totally incompatible with James.
      dump him. See if love will sign long term.

      doubt he will tho with James not making a long term commitment and having a history of cutting and running