The Cavaliers made a huge offer to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love
The Cleveland Cavaliers are determined to improve their roster and compete for a playoff spot next year. There has already been rumblings of Paul Pierce coming to Cleveland, but now the Cavs have set their sights on all-star power forward, Kevin Love. At this rate, the Cavs may be able to have a trio of Kyrie Irving, Paul Pierce and Kevin Love to entice LeBron James after the 2014 season when he can opt out.
Via Hoops World:
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.
If the Cavs improve their offer, it would be hard for the Timberwolves to turn it down. President Flip Saunders, obviously wants to keep Kevin Love, but if the team hasn’t improved by the summer of 2015, Love can take off for greener pastures. They may not get a deal this good down the road. That leaves a very short window for the T-Wolves to figure something out.