The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves and that deal is expected to finally go down this weekend.
It was reported that the trade was agreed upon earlier in the month but a 30-day waiting period was needed for rookie Andrew Wiggins, who signed his rookie contract with the Cavaliers at the end of July. According to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, the 30-day waiting period on Andrew Wiggins is up on Saturday and that’s when the massive Kevin Love trade is expected to be finalized.
The 30-day waiting period on the Kevin Love trade ends Saturday, when the Wolves are expected to finalize and announce the franchise’s biggest player transaction since it sent away superstar Kevin Garnett seven years ago. The trade specifics, however, were confirmed as final Thursday night by the Star Tribune.
Per league rules, a rookie cannot be traded until 30-days after his contract has been signed, which actually gave the Cavaliers and Wolves time to sort out a deal — which eventually included the Philadelphia 76ers. There’s no guarantee that the trade will be finalized tomorrow, but after 30 days of waiting, why wait another minute when talking about acquiring Kevin Love?