The wheels have been in motion for some time regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ chase of coveted Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. Although talks have stalled and the Timberwolves are rumored to be in talks with the Chicago Bulls, the Cavaliers are continuing to push forward in their pursuit of the three-time NBA All-Star. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has reported that talks may continue to heat up again with a recent roster move made by Cleveland Monday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be sending 2013 second-round draft pick Carrick Felix, a future second-round pick and $1 million to the Utah Jazz for the non-guaranteed contracts of John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. The three non-guaranteed contracts that the Cavs have picked up allow the Cavs with an easier route to facilitate trades.
Things really heated up on Monday and Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pursuit of Love. Throwing the Bulls’ rumors into the mix may just be a ploy by Minnesota to try and get the Cavs to move quicker with a deal that includes additional first-round picks. Things seem to be developing rather quickly this week in Minnesota’s attempt to move Love, so expect a decision to be made shortly on Cleveland’s side of things.