NBA’s Worst Kept Secret Revealed: Cleveland Cavaliers Agree To Kevin Love Trade
After nearly a month of rumors, awkward interviews, and exclusions from the FIBA tournament, it has officially been revealed that the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a trade that will bring them superstar power forward Kevin Love.
The trade as originally reported by Adrian Wojnarowski is as follows: Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick.
According to the report, Love will end up opting out of his contract after this season to then re-sign with the Cavaliers – who will own his bird rights – to a five-year, $120 million contract.
Of course, because number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins signed his rookie contract, he isn’t eligible to be traded until August 23.
Although no third team is involved as of this moment, Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press says it come become a possibility between now and the 23rd, with a trade possibly with the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young.
I think its a win win for both teams in the trade. Cavs get a 25-year-old big man that has proven his dominance in the league. A core of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Love can be dominant in the eastern conference for a long time.
Meanwhile, the Timberwolves end up receiving two former number one picks, with Wiggins set to be a star in the future.
Hopefully, they just won’t torture Wiggins anymore with any uncertain questions.