The Cleveland Cavaliers may be in talks to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves but they aren’t totally in victory lane just yet.
Still, talks got a lot friendlier for the Cavaliers if the report of Kevin Love asking for a trade to Cleveland is true.
According to Sam Amico from Fox Sports Ohio, Kevin Love has informed his agent that he would like to be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, although a formal trade request to the Wolves has not yet been made.
Multiple league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Friday they are under the impression Love has relayed his desire for a trade to Cleveland to his agent. Love is represented by Jeff Schwartz.
Amico goes on to report that should a trade request be made to the Timberwolves, then Cleveland can demand a lower price on Love since the mutual feelings between the Cavs and Love would work against the Wolves high demands for return.
Sources could not say for certain whether Love or Schwartz have made a formal trade request to the Timberwolves. Most believe if such a request is made, the Cavs will be able to obtain Love at a considerably cheaper cost than what is being discussed by the teams.
This would be the game changer that the Cavaliers need as it makes Love affordable but it still doesn’t mean he’d be willing to sign long term once he arrives, it just means he wants to test things out in Cleveland.