Cavs Reportedly Offered Top Draft Pick and Two Players for Kevin Love

by June 26, 2013
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly not too excited about having the top NBA Draft pick, and they’d like to flip the pick for a star player. According to ESPN, the Cavs tried to swing a Kevin Love trade, but the Minnesota Timberwolves weren’t trying to hear that: “The Cleveland Cavaliers are down to a final list of three players for the No. 1 pick and hope to make a decision by Thursday morning, according to a source. The list is expected to include Alex Len, Nerlens Noel and either Otto Porter or Ben McLemore. […] But the Cavs are also exploring trading the top pick since they’re not in love with any one player who in a ‘normal’ year wouldn’t be a top pick. According to a source, Cleveland offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters to try and land Minnesota’s Kevin Love. But new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders won’t move Love. The Cavs are fond of Thompson and Waiters — the latter being one of the top six rookies last season — but Cleveland would love to get an All-Star forward to pair with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. The problem for Cleveland is there aren’t any takers for the top pick at the moment.”