Possible Third Teams Emerging For Love Trade

July 23 2014 at 10:08am CDT By Chuck Myron

The Sixers, Nuggets and Celtics are among the clubs trying to get involved as a third team in a Kevin Love swap, reports Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. A deal involving Love is unlikely to involve just two teams, a source tells Deveney. The Nuggets and Celtics are still attempting to acquire Love themselves, but they have interest in acting merely as facilitators, too, with Boston looking to part with draft picks in return for a player who can help the team this coming season.

The Sixers would like to fold Thaddeus Young into the deal, Deveney adds, advancing reports from overnight. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune suggested that it wouldn’t be surprising if Young ends up in Minnesota, while there are whispers that the Sixers have strong interest in Cavs guard Dion Waiters, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.

The Cavs became willing at some point this past weekend to include Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Love, and the Wolves like the packages they’re discussing with Cleveland better than what other teams have on the table, as Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press explains. Still, the 30-day waiting period that would take place once Wiggins signs his contract with Cleveland has the teams on edge, and with the Wolves also looking at bringing a third club into the mix, the balancing act could cause a deal to unravel, Krawczynski adds (All four Twitter links).

Minnesota is also high on what Golden State can put together for Love, providing that the Warriors relent and allow Klay Thompson into such a deal, and the Nuggets’ bid for Love would be next on the Wolves’ list. The Bulls also appear to be making another run at the All-Star power forward, while the Celtics seemingly remain on the fringes.

20 thoughts on “Possible Third Teams Emerging For Love Trade

  1. brain storm dont laugh

    clev gets rubio,love
    phi gets waiters,brewer,barea, 2 2nd rounders.. they love those things
    twolvs get wiggins,bennett,thad young, the scraps the cavs just got from the jazz.to cut

          1. i see rubio throwing lobs all day to lbj… getting open looks to miller .. and ray allen once he signs … waiters is a ball stopper not gonna work with kyrie and lbj …

      1. waiters and mcw plus with their big guys noel,embid … would be the most talented team they have had in a while

          1. rubio wants max dollars to say in minny .. i think he would think a little diffrent if he got around lbj and was winning games instead of getting his ass kicked …

          2. kyrie is not a pg he is more iverson .. then chris paul and rubio would not be a max player with cavs …. and kyries max is smaller then lebrons max .. but yeah love would be a max guy for sure even in cleveland

  2. If Cleveland can take back Kevin Martin in a deal then I think this thing gets done. I can see a trade going down like this,

    Cleveland gets Love and Kevin Martin.
    Philly gets Waiters
    Minnesota gets T Young, Wiggins, Bennett, the 3 expiring contracts the cavs just traded for, and a 1st rd pick.

    1. Of course that gets it done, no way the Cavs trade Wiggins, Bennett, Waiters and a first are you serious?

    2. No way that happens that’s way too much for kevin love he’s an amazing player but Bennett and wiggins and waiters for Kevin? Way too much talent given up
      I think it goes
      Cavs get Love JJ Barea
      Sixers get Waiters,
      Minnesota gets Bennett 3 guys cavs just got and future first from cavs and sixers and Thad young

      1. I’d admit that’s a ton. I doubt that would occur. Yet…so many times “talent finds itself bagging groceries after they wash out of the NBA.

      2. The original reported proposal was for Wiggins, Bennett, and a 1st rd pick. Minny said that’s not enough. Another option since you don’t like my initial proposal is to essential flip Haywood for Dieng in additional to my 1st proposal. Cavs could also hang onto 1 of their expiring contracts, which will allow the trade to go through soonwe; they’d have to wait 2 months otherwise. So it would go as follows:

        Cleveland gets: Love, K Martin, Dieng
        Philly gets: Waiters
        Minnesota gets: Wiggins, Bennett, T Young, Haywood, 2 expiring contracts from cavs, and a 1st rd pick from cavs.

        So from the proposal that Minny turned down, you are trading Waiters, Haywood, 2 expiring contracts(don’t mean anything to the cavs) for Martin and Dieng.

  3. CAVS get Love and Barea
    SIXERS get Waiters, K. Martin and 2nd rounder from MIN (for taking K. Martin’s)
    WOLVES get Wiggins, Bennett, Young, 1st rounder from CLE and scraps from the trade with UTAH
    Barea is a nice back up at point for the CAVS.
    Martin goes to the SIXERS because they can absorb his contract without issue and Waiters is the scoring SG they need to take some of the scoring load off MCW’s hands.
    This way everyone makes out

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