Wolves Owner Expects He’ll Trade Kevin Love

Wolves owner Glen Taylor tells Charley Walters of St. Paul Pioneer Press that the team expects to trade Kevin Love shortly after August 23rd, when Andrew Wiggins‘ contract with the Cavs can be moved. “I’m saying it’s most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that’s what he wants to do,” said Taylor, who would still prefer Love to remain in Minnesota.

Walters reports that while Cleveland is still the front-runner to acquire Love in a trade, the Warriors and Bulls are still pitching offers to the Wolves as well. The Sixers are expected to facilitate a three-team deal, should one occur. While the acknowledgment points to Wiggins as Minnesota’s primary target in a Love trade, it’s unclear if the Wolves are assured that the No. 1 pick will be made available by Cleveland. There have been conflicting reports as to Cleveland’s willingness to part with Wiggins, as well as some suspicion regarding Flip Saunders‘ leaking tactics.

Previously, Taylor had insisted it would possible to keep Love in Minnesota for at least this season, but the owner’s statement adds to the growing sentiment that the power forward has played his last game for the Wolves. A trade to Cleveland has been described as “when, not if,” and Love has reportedly made his preference to join LeBron James as a Cavalier known to the Minnesota front office. A trio of James, Love, and Kyrie Irving would immediately make Cleveland one of most dynamic offensive teams in the league, at least on paper.

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9 thoughts on “Wolves Owner Expects He’ll Trade Kevin Love

  1. Scott

    Minnesota needs to trade Love before the season and I an glad ownership is on board. Love is not staying even if the wolves find a way to make the playoffs. Since Philadelphia is looking to trade Young for a 1st rounder, I say a trade a trade like the following works out for everybody.

    PHI: Barea, Mbah a Moute, 1st rounder from cavs(need to work out which one goes to PHI, Heat, Grizz, or Cavs)
    CLE: Love
    MIN: Wiggins, Bennett, T Young

    Philly gets a deal for Young that they wouldn’t get anywhere else, most teams are not giving up a 1st for him.
    Cleveland gets Love, which instantly moves them into a title contender.
    Minnesota gets 3 good players that can help with the rebuild. The question mark is Young, who could leave after the season is over for nothing; same as Love. I think it comes down to whether they like Young instead of a late 1st rd pick.

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    • TheCrippler

      I’ve heard the Cavs would trade a future 1st round pick, not one of the three they have next year.

    • Jeffrey Moynagh

      That actually is the basic trade I think will happen, if Philly goes with it. Not sure if Philly take Mbah a Moute as well as Barea but I am sure Minnesota would love it if they do. The first round pick would, as you say have to be worked but at least one is on the table. Considering two of the picks are protected, it is not sure when they will actually be and I think the Cavs want to trade THEIR pick since it will be the lowest

  2. Vandals Took The Handles

    Of course the Wolves will trade Love before training camp starts. Two words…..

    Paul George

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