As it appears more and more likely that Kevin Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, there have been rumors floating around in regards to what the framework of a deal would possibly look like.
One of those rumors involved the Minnesota Timberwolves placing Corey Brewer in the deal, courtesy of Bob Finnan of the News Herald.
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. The Timberwolves might want to dump point guard J.J. Barea’s $4.5 million contract in a deal.
However, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press has come to shoot down Finnan’s report.
It certainly makes sense that the Wolves would prefer to hang onto Brewer. While Brewer will never live up to the hype placed on him when he was the No. 7 pick in the 2007 draft, he’s still a valuable player and one that Minnesota isn’t simply going to give away if they don’t have to. Brewer averaged 12.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the field and 2.6 rebounds per game this season.
The fact of the matter is that the Cavaliers, desperate to form a super-team with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love, have to blow the Timberwolves away, not the other way around.
With Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reporting that Love-to-the-Cavs is a matter of “when” not “if” expect a deal to get done between these two teams sometime this summer. Just don’t plan on Corey Brewer being involved.