It’s no secret that Cleveland Cavaliers want to pair Kevin Love with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. It’s also no secret that the Minnesota Timberwolves would love to add No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to their roster.
So, with rumors persisting that the two teams are discussing a trade where each would get the player they covet, why hasn’t a deal happened.
Well, it seems the Timberwolves are being a bit greedy about their demands.
From ESPN’s Chris Broussard:
In an attempt to add Love, a three-time All-Star, the Cavaliers are willing to part with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the top picks in the past two drafts.
One source said the Cavs are also willing to give up a first-round draft pick for next season. Any other players involved in the talks are not known.
At one point, a trade seemed close to happening, but Minnesota wants more than the Cavaliers are currently offering, sources said
If Broussard’s report is indeed correct, it’s truly incredible that the Wolves would turn down a package of Wiggins, Bennett and a No. 1 pick for Love.
Yes, Love is a fantastic player and Minnesota is smart to hold out for the best deal, but it’s hard to imagine the Timberwolves getting a better offer than this.
Wiggins is a can’t-miss prospect and figures to be an excellent contributor for the NBA for the next decade. Bennett, although he struggled mightily last season, still is a former No. 1 pick and has the potential to be a productive player. As for the No. 1 pick, it’s just the cherry on top.
Perhaps the Wolves are hoping to squeeze a little bit more out of the Cavs, considering they’re aware of LeBron’s desires to play with Love, but it would be hard to blame Cleveland if they’re unwilling to add any more assets.