The Kevin Love trade drama is still hanging around Cleveland, even though there hasn’t seemingly been much movement on trade talks in recent days.
But the latest rumor out of Cleveland isn’t as positive as we’ve seen in the past, as the word out of Minnesota is that even if the Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love and put him in the same frontcourt as LeBron James, he won’t be signing an extension with the team.
According to Bob Finnan from the Cleveland News-Herald, the Cavaliers shouldn’t expect to have Kevin Love sign an extension with them should they acquire him, as Love isn’t planning on signing an extension anywhere that would void his free agency in 2015.
In a rather new development, it now looks as if Love won’t sign an extension with any team in which he’s traded, even the Cavaliers. He can get far more money if he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2015, and re-signs with the team in which he is traded.
That puts considerably more risk in a trade, especially if the Cavaliers are giving up a prospect like Wiggins.
Love’s biggest beef with the Wolves, outside of not winning, is not being loved and that’s what free agency would provide him. He saw the courtship that was thrown at Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James and Love wants a piece of that. Cleveland may be able to sign him, but they may be better off waiting on a trade, keeping Andrew Wiggins and signing Love to a max deal in the summer.