Report: Cavs willing to trade Wiggins for Love

Report: Cavs willing to trade Wiggins for Love
July 17, 2014, 3:30 pm
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are now willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love, according to a report. (USA Today Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love, according to the Bob Finnan of the Cleveland Morning Journal.

Previously, the Cavs had been reportedly unwilling to part with Wiggins, the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Cleveland's rumored trade package was centered around last year's top pick, Anthony Bennett, and guard Dion Waiters.

But things have apparently changed.

"Up until this point, it was assumed the Cavs wanted to hang onto Wiggins, largely because of comments made by Coach David Blatt," Finnan wrote.

"However, a source said [LeBron] James wants the 6-10, 250-pound Love on the roster.
And, what James wants, he normally gets.

"The thinking is that Wiggins is going to be a very good player, a possible All-Star player, in time. But he’s raw. He’s a long way away from reaching that potential.
Love is an All-Star caliber player now. The union of James, Kyrie Irving and Love could be a championship in the making."

Finnan goes on to write that the latest offer out of Cleveland could include Wiggins, Bennett and a first-round pick, allowing the Cavs to hang onto Waiters.

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