The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking at ways to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but they’re getting some resistance from a pesky rival who just wants to throw a wrench in things simply because they can.
According to Gregg Doyle from CBSSports.com, the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves may be ganging up on the Cavaliers for their own personal reasons.
The only thing that makes sense to me is that the Bulls and Wolves are ganging up on the Cavaliers to weaken Cleveland as much as possible — Chicago by upping its offer and Minnesota by leaking to the media that it is intrigued by it, both of which have the same result the Bulls and Wolves want, if for different reasons: the Cavaliers upping their offer.
While this sounds dangerously close to collusion, it also sounds like it makes sense too. The Bulls and Wolves have separate but equal motivation to drown the Cavaliers as the Wolves want the best offer for Kevin Love while the Bulls just want to watch Cleveland burn.
It may not be active collusion, but the Bulls and Wolves are making interesting bedfellows in their attempts to fleece that Cavaliers in more ways than one.