The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t made any secret about their desire to win now which is why they’ve been in such hot pursuit of Kevin Love. Of course, the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t exactly looking to re-build again so they’d like to acquire some veterans who can help them win now.
That has created a bit of an issue for the Cleveland Cavaliers considering the vast majority of their assets are young players who’ll likely need a few seasons to mature. Given that, the idea has been expressed that a third or potentially even fourth team get involved to help the two sides create a deal that benefits all teams involved.
Only problem? Few teams want to help the Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Kevin Love, so says Steve Kyler.
The problem here is not many teams, especially not ones in the East are going to be eager to help the Cavs get Love or the Wolves get veterans. This is a case of not helping the enemy.
It’s completely understandable as to why teams in the Eastern Conference are uninterested in helping the Cavaliers. In terms of the Western Conference, those teams may be a bit more open to the idea though only if they feel they’re getting the better end of the stick.
The Cavaliers are already said to be seeking expiring contracts in effort to secure more trade assets and/or the ability to help teams clear salary in exchange for a high-level player.
It doesn’t sound like opposing teams are chomping at the bit to provide assistance, however.