Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 11:15 am  |  38 responses

Cavaliers Reportedly Wanted to Trade Andrerson Varejao for Kevin Love

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant called the Minnesota Timberwolves once Kevin Love blasted the organization in the media to inquire about his availability. Minny wasn’t interested in a package that included Anderson Varejao for Love: “Grant has tried for years to trade for a star. Not surprisingly, none is available. He tried using the No. 4 pick a couple of years ago to land Al Horford, but the Atlanta Hawks said no, so the Cavs selected Thompson. Grant has checked on the availability of LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol. He has explored taking Pau Gasol off the Lakers’ hands. And after Kevin Love blasted the Minnesota Timberwolves organization in a recent Yahoo Sports story, Grant checked in to see if they had any interest in moving Love in a package built around Varejao. The answer was no. At the start of the season, I was convinced this was the year the Cavs would trade Varejao. It still might happen, but barring an unforeseen injury to a contender, it’s looking as if Varejao will end this season in Cleveland. There simply isn’t a deal out there right now that makes sense for both sides. The Cavs want a lot for Varejao and see no reason to drop the asking price.”

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  • http://twitter.com/HabeebaHusain Habeeba Husain

    I’m not surprised the Cavs haven’t succeeded in landing that trade.

  • Och

    As a Cavs fan, I guess I can appreciate the effort. Although, we’re already starting to hear about how and when Kyrie will leave.

  • The Seed

    They can have Pau now.

  • roscoe

    stop it… you’re not a cavs fan… that is ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    All the Cavs should be worrying about is how to get a top 3 pick for the 2014 draft

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • Fat Lever

    Wouldn’t it have been awesome if Minny replied via email, “No”, in Comic Sans font?

  • Och

    Not as ridiculous as also being a Browns fan, but I live with it.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    kyrie, dion & shabazz or kyrie, dion & nerlens noel?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    tank for top 3

  • Redd


  • spit hot fiyah

    wouldn’t be too surprised if the twolves trade love. he obviously doesn’t like the front office and he can walk after next year and the t wolves end up with nothing in return

  • TV63

    Everyone just wants to offer garbage for Varejao. He’s worth more and we want him in Cleveland. Can’t stand these trade rumors. WOnder who the rat is leaking all of this.

  • zogs19994


  • j05h

    as a Cavs fan, i love to see that we are trying to make big moves. dont think we have enough assets to obtain the best power forward in basketball though. I’d like to see a move for an Evan Turner or Kawhi Leonard

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Noel….they need that defensive presence!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol I’m so sorry

  • http://www.facebook.com/zer02hero15 James Franco Guerta

    Yeah Cavs have already good backcourt. They need a good PF its better if they can get it w/o giving Varejao.

  • Gee

    We need a scoring sf asap

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    kyrie, dion, noels, vaejao… sneaky playoff team

  • nostradamus

    2014 LeBron is coming BACK to Cleveland! The Return of the King! Book It!!!!!

  • nostradamus

    2014 LeBron is coming BACK to Cleveland! The Return of the King! Book it!!!!!

  • MikeC.

    Varejao for Love? And in other news, the Clippers aren’t interested in trading Chris Paul for Ray Felton

  • TBRK

    You have a Merry Christmas my brother

  • Hugo Silva

    The cavs should trade him to denver for wilson chandler. The cavs could use a talented, versatile small forward like chandler while denver needs a tough pf/c because mcgee and faried are soft and cant defend other bigmen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    That would be the WORST TRADE IN THE HISTORY OF THE NBA. Top 2/3 PF for SideshowBob. You are kidding right. Is it April fools?

  • Tyquan

    Damn Dan Gilbert u still mad or something did Kevin Love have to put it subtitles or something oh he must have saw the second Uncle Drew video and got giddy…………

  • Big D

    Love for Kyrie

  • RunNGun

    Anyone who would have traded Love for Varajao would be hung by their t3sticles…

  • Chukaz

    in related news, the mavs want to trade OJ Mayo for Kevin Durant…

  • King David

    lmaoooo i was thinking along the same lines hahahaha

  • Clevelandsucks


  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet


  • 23

    Andy is BALLIN OUT this year! And he isn’t missing chunks of games ala Love

  • 23

    I’m pretty sure hornets pick for vlade was a more 1 sided trade. You probably haven’t even watched varejao ball out this season

  • Caboose

    Lol Faried is soft? So are Reggie Evans, Kevin Garnett, and Metta, right?

  • Danny

    That would a loss by the t-wolves but i would love to see it happen

  • Hugo Silva

    Well what i meant is that Faried gets pushed around on defense by opposing bigmen.