Now that the Cavaliers have secured LeBron James, the next step could be adding Kevin Love to the mix. And the All-Star power forward appears to be open to the idea.
Love is "intrigued" by the thought of being traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cavaliers and would commit to a long-term deal, ESPN reports.
The Cavaliers have a roster full of young, tradable assets that could be enough to make Timberwolves exec/head coach Flip Saunders pull the trigger. Cleveland could offer a package headlined by No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, who is still available to be traded because he has yet to sign his rookie deal.
Love has expressed his desire to be traded and has told the Timberwolves he will not sign a long-term deal next summer. The Golden State Warriors were in discussions about acquiring Love, reportedly offering power forward David Lee, Harrison Barnes but have been reluctant to include Klay Thompson.
Love has a degree of control over where he lands because a team would be reluctant to trade for him if he’s not willing to sign on for the long term.