At this point, it would be quite the unlikely scenario if Kevin Love didn’t get traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers — assuming Cleveland agrees to part ways with Andrew Wiggins.
However, there hasn’t been much reported conversations between the two teams (Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves). But maybe that’s because they have already agreed to a deal?
According to WMTW Channel 8 Portland sports anchor Travis Lee, that’s exactly the case. Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers is a done deal.
A trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers is “done,” WMTW Channel 8 Portland sports anchor Travis Lee tweeted Tuesday, citing a “trusted source in the industry.” If true, this wouldn’t be completely shocking news, since Love has been connected in trade rumors with the Cavs for weeks, but it would still be a major development.
Love has been on the trade block for months amid speculation he will opt out of his contract at the end of the season and leave the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent. The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors have reportedly been pushing hard to make a deal, but the Cavs became a late favorite when LeBron James agreed to sign there.
Would anyone really be surprised if this really indeed is true? Not really, it’s pretty much an expected move at this time.
The newest Cleveland Cavalier, LeBron James, has already (reportedly) reached out to Kevin Love about staying in Cleveland longterm. Once that was reported, this almost became an done deal. Though, Cleveland’s front office was hesitant on trading Andrew Wiggins, their potential future beyond LeBron James.
One quick conversation between LeBron and Cleveland management likely changed their stance.