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Jun 27, 2014; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (left) listens as first round pick Andrew Wiggins speaks to the media at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Andrew Wiggins The Trump Card In Cavs' Pursuit of Kevin Love

While the Denver Nuggets and  Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love sweepstakes, the Cavaliers still look to be the front runner to acquire the three-time All-Star.

Cleveland has the asset Minnesota President Flip Saunders covets the most: Andrew Wiggins.

Here’s what Sheridan Hoops said about the Wolves desire for Wiggins:

“…Minnesota getting a return in Wiggins — places Cleveland ahead of the pack. It’s no easy task for a GM to part with his best player and the face of the franchise, especially from a PR standpoint, but if Saunders is able to bring back a haul of four number one picks from Cleveland (including Wiggins and Anthony Bennett), that has to look like a win compared to any package the Warriors or Bulls can offer.”extent of the Bulls’ offer wasn’t immediately known, it is believed Minnesota would seek a package from Chicago featuring forward Taj Gibson and defensive ace Jimmy Butler in addition to other assets.

The pressure got turned up on Saunders a little with Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Love has demanded a trade before the start of the season and is threatening to opt-out of his contract and sign elsewhere if his wish is not granted.

The waiting game continues…

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