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

by June 26, 2013

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.”