NBA, NBA Draft, Smack / Jun 26, 2013 / 9:32 am

NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Offers No. 1 Pick for Kevin Love, Timberwolves LOL (We Assume)

Kevin Love game-winning three against the clippers

Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMarcus Aldridge for that pick (the Blazers told them to go kick rocks).

Now here’s word that they tried the same move to get Kevin Love. From ESPN’s Andy Katz:

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.

To be fair, on paper that offer is better than the two picks they allegedly offered Portland. Both Thompson and Waiters can play – but that’s hardly a reason to move Love, even if he’s always hurt.

These rumors are going to be ramped up into to tomorrow night so stay tuned to Dime for all of the latest …

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  • Aaron Childers

    why would teams want to trade their franchise player for a player cleveland won’t take for free? lol. those are some messageboard trade ideas. did the cavs hire a fan as their gm?