For the past few days, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been rumored to be willing to trade their coveted No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft. For the right price, of course.
On Tuesday night, that right price was Minnesota’s Kevin Love.
According to HOOPSWORLD and ESPN’s Andy Katz, the Cavs made a “big” offer for Love at some point on Tuesday. The rumored deal invovled the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters in exchange for Love. However, popular belief is that there is no way new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders will okay any trade for Love.
Cavaliers have offered the No. 1 overall pick, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love: http://t.co/P6J9fuQBU1
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 26, 2013
The Cavs, according to reports, are still torn on who to chose between Alex Len and Nerlens Noel if they do in fact keep the pick.
Teaming Love with Kyrie Irving in Cleveland is intriguing, to say the least. I really like the way the Cavs have been working during this offseason so far, even though it’s all been rumors for the most part. Their aggressive approach is bound to reach some level of success at some point, and with Irving as the face of the team, they’re off to a good start.