Journal-News Cavs beat writer Bob Finan cites a “league source” as saying Cleveland would be willing to move Andrew Wiggins to acquire Love’s talents. He also cites a source who said James wants the 25-year-old Love on the roster.
The recent winds from Cavs headquarters gave off the vibe that the team had no interest in moving the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
While it may not mean anything, Andrew Wiggins has yet to sign his Cavs’ contract. So what’s the hold up?
Once a player has signed his rookie contract, the team that drafted that player can’t trade that player for 30 days, according to Bruce Drennan of Fox Sports Ohio.
There was also the infamous letter from the Cavs team shop, which stated customers who order Wiggins’ jerseys would not receive their new apparel until after the 19-year-old signed his contract.
James acknowledged in his Sports Illustrated essay that this Cavs’ roster isn’t a championship contender, but adding Love would certainly make the team the favorite to win the Eastern Conference title. James has made no bones about measuring his legacy in championships, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that he doesn’t want to wait one to two years for Andrew Wiggins to develop into an All-Star player.