The Cleveland Cavaliers may have landed LeBron James in the offseason but the work to make the roster championship caliber is still ongoing. One of the areas the Cavaliers are looking to improve is in the sheer talent department and that’s where the interest in Kevin Love comes into play.
But in order to acquire Love, the Cavs have been told that they’d need to give up Andrew Wiggins in a trade, which is something they’ve been extremely hesitant to do. A report from earlier this week indicated for the first time that the Cavs would be willing to deal Wiggins but that might have been a bit premature.
Per Bob Finnan from the News-Herald, it appears that Wiggins will not be traded after all, or at least he’s not being offered in a trade at the moment that would land the Cavaliers Kevin Love.
The Cavaliers insist rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins has not been offered in a possible trade for Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love.
No one involved would guarantee it wouldn’t happen at a later date, but for now the Cavaliers will proceed in Love negotiations without using the mercurial Wiggins as a trade chip, a source told The News-Herald.
This all comes as no surprise but the fact that Wiggins name still won’t go away tells you how badly the Wolves want him and how they won’t let talks get very far before he’s brought up again.