Kevin Love to Cleveland – “A when not an if.”
Did you really think that when LeBron James returned to Cleveland and talked about having Kevin Love join him that the Cav’s would not make it happen? While, an official deal can’t be done for a couple of weeks, things are going on between Cleveland and Milwaukee to get the deal done. Multiple reports are saying when it come to Love ending up in Cleveland it is “When and not if.”
Here is the latest – from NBC Sports.
As soon as the Cavaliers offered Andrew Wiggins in a Kevin Love trade, they should have become instant favorites to land the disgruntled Minnesota star.
It took longer than it should have, but eventually the Timberwolves came around.
Now, every sign points toward Cleveland.
The Cavaliers seem OK with acquiring Love even if he doesn’t opt in, and they’ve also added non-guaranteed contracts to grease a larger deal. Anthony Bennett, who shares an agent with Love, has even stopped playing potentially in anticipation of a trade.
Every tea leaf points to Cleveland over other potential trade partners. The Celtics have moved on, and the Bulls’ offer wasn’t that strong. Neither was the Warriors’, and without Klay Thompson, their weaker package won’t even tempt Minnesota.
As a result, the Timberwolves and Cavaliers are exactly in a place that makes sense – moving directly toward a deal.