Jan 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) congratulates Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) after making a shot in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center. The Thunder won 115-111. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA may veto and block Kevin Love trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves but that’s been something a lot easier said than done.

Even though Love wants out of Minnesota and wants to play with LeBron James, a trade hasn’t been pulled off yet and won’t be pulled off officially until the end of the month. But while there seems to be a deal agreed upon, it could be blown up by the NBA in the end.

According to Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein of ESPN, the NBA could end up being the ones who ultimately play decision makers in the Love trade situation and that decision could be to nix the trade and block it for violating league rules.

In addition, under NBA rules, such an agreement would be illegal, and, if proven, it potentially could be grounds for the league to block this trade and dole out punishment to both teams.

The Cavaliers can talk with the Wolves and they can discuss pieces in a trade, but for some reason what they’re doing might be illegal. It’s why the teams have been so quiet about a deal and it explains why we’ve heard so many rumors and not enough news on the Kevin Love trade front.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves

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