Stop if you’ve heard this before: the Kevin Love-to-Cleveland trade rumors have taken another time. The Morning Journal has not only reported the details of the Kevin Love-led trade are done, but according to their reports, swingman Corey Brewer may be included in the deal.
Nothing can be announced until Aug. 23 – 30 days after Wiggins signed his contract with the Cavaliers. However, that falls on Saturday. The teams could delay the announcement until the following Monday, Aug. 25.
The crux of the trade appears to have the Cavaliers sending Wiggins, forward Anthony Bennett and a 2018 first-round pick to Minnesota for Love and possibly forward Corey Brewer.
Brewer is an interesting trade piece, especially in regards to the Cavaliers roster. With LeBron James entering his 30s, Brewer could mimic some of what fans expected Andrew Wiggins to bring to the franchise: defense, knock down open 3s, run the floor alongside Kyrie Irving and James.
The addition of Brewer could also allow the Cavs front office to dangle a reasonable contract to suitors as they continue their search for a defensive-minded big man. Including this season, Brewer is set to make $10 million over the remainder of his contract which spans over two seasons.
Last year, Brewer averaged 12.3 points, 2.6 assists, 1.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game as the starting small forward on the Minnesota Timberwolves.