It was just a matter of time before we found out the details but Kevin Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 1st round draft. Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love is as great of a core to build around you could ever imagine. But will Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, Anderson Varejao and Mike Miller be enough of a supporting cast?
Love is expected to sign a 5 year $120mil extension.
Bennett desperately needed a new home after a tumultuous rookie season in Cleveland as the #1 overall pick in 2013. Wiggins now becomes the face of the T'Wolves franchise that features Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic. Minny also has Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng, rookie Zach LaVine and added veteran Mo Williams to the roster recently. That is a lot of players looking for playing time, and only 48 minutes per position. It will be interesting to see who wins position battles.
The deal can not be finalized until August 23rd.