The answer is obviously yes. The acquisition of the former UCLA standout would give Cleveland its own “Big 3″ in Kyrie Irving, Love, and of course, James.
The deal would hinge on Love signing a long-term deal, which he may be more likely to do with James playing on the north shore.
But what would it cost to acquire the Western Conference All-Star?
Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com appeared on 92.3 The Fan Monday, and threw out Andrew Wiggins’ name as a potential trade piece.
“They got Andrew Wiggins in the draft. They probably have the means to go out and get Kevin Love if Kevin would change his mind about playing long-term in Cleveland,” Sheridan said.
If LeBron returns, he probably will expect to contend for a title this season, which means the Cavs will have to make some other moves. The Irving, Wiggins, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson nucleus is nice, but not good enough to win an NBA title.
It’s bizarre to consider moving a player with Wiggins’ potential, but some major fuel was tossed on the fire when the Cavs team shop sent out this letter informing customers who purchased a Wiggins jersey that they would have to wait two-to four-weeks after Wiggins signed his contract to finally get their No. 21 jerseys.
Of course, general manager David Griffin may hang on to Wiggins. Remember, Griffin went out of his way to call Wiggins a shooting guard, which would clear to the way for James to slide into the small forward spot.
And how do you think James would feel having another big-time defender to help him cover the opposition’s best player? Wiggins could be that guy as his defense was constantly praised heading into the draft.
"If I were LeBron, I'd go back to Cleveland." "I would train Wiggins to be my Pippen." – Bill Simmons
— Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) July 7, 2014
Would you move Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love if LeBron James signs with the Cavs, proving Love is willing to sign long-term?