It appears that the Timberwolves have locked in on one team for a potential Kevin Love deal.
Part of this is because the Bulls don’t really have an attractive package of players they are willing to part with and the Warriors reportedly won’t part with Klay Thompson. That leads us to this report from ESPN:
As has been the case for a week, the Cavaliers remain the front-runners to acquire Love in a trade co-headlined by No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. However, sources this week have described the Cavs as the only team in contention for Love.
Wiggins is not eligible to be dealt until Aug. 23 after signing his rookie contract last week, but numerous league insiders — some of whom are gathered in Las Vegas for this week’s Team USA training camp — have begun to describe a Love-to-Cleveland trade as a “when” transaction as opposed to an “if.”
The general feeling from everyone is that Kevin Love will end up in Cleveland once Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded. That is the best deal for all parties involved. Love is a great fit with LeBron and the Cavs. I’m sure Dan Gilbert feels differently about forming this potential “super team” now that it would happen for him though.