Dec 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) drives past Boston Celtics power forward Kris Humphries (43) during the fourth quarter of Boston

Chris Sheridan: Why Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Leaked Kevin Love Trade Rumors To Cleveland Cavaliers

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was the most talked about man in the NBA last Saturday when he went on the record saying he expected star Kevin Love to be traded around Aug. 23 or 24.

This was huge news because that’s the same time Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded (Aug 23).

It’s no secret that Kevin Love is going to be moved at some point, but why would the Wolves owner spill the beans on the most speculated traded of the offseason?

According to Chris Sheridan, of SheridanHoops.com, Taylor is trying to secure a better offer than what Cleveland has on the table.

While it’s looking increasing inevitable that Wiggins will have to be swapped for Love, Sheridan told Toronto’s SportsNet590 why the deal could fall through:

“What Glen Taylor is doing, is he’s telling the rest of the league, ‘We got a deal in place with Cleveland, so if you want to get Kevin Love, you better come to the table with a better offer between now and Aug. 23. That means you Golden State. Klay Thompson has to be in the deal, or forget about it. That means you Chicago. Don’t pull that offer of Mirotic, and Gibson and…McDermott.’

Glen taylor is saying yeah we’re trading the guy, but he’s not saying we’re trading the guy to Cleveland. What they’re telling everybody is if you want to get involved, come to the table with something better than what Cleveland is offering us and we’ll get you involved in the trade…

Last weekend also witnessed the NBA’s online store discontinuing the sale of Wiggins’ jersey.

If you don’t wish to keep a potential collector’s item, the jersey may be returned.

 

Tags: Andrew Wiggins Chris Sheridan Cleveland Cavaliers Glen Taylor Kevin Love Sheridan Hoops Trade Rumors

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