Given a realistic chance to nab free agent superstar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been extremely aggressive this summer. They’re doing everything possible to bring LeBron favorites on board, and reportedly looking to land another big fish in Kevin Love. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ asking price for the disgruntled All-Star, however, may be a bit too high. Per the AP:
Not long after making the trade with the Celtics and Nets, the Cavs had exploratory discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves about a possible trade for three-time All-Star Kevin Love – if James does return to Cleveland, said a person with knowledge of the inquiry.
The Timberwolves would be looking for No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to be part of any potential package from Cleveland in order to consider parting with Love if the talks were to become more serious, the person said, speaking with the AP on condition of anonymity because neither team publicly announced the conversation.
Whatever the Cavs’ next move is – with or without James – they could package together their other assets, including future first-round picks, to make a run at other All-Star players.
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