A week after learning that their prodigal son, LeBron James, would return home to Cleveland in free agency, the Cavaliers are now looking to lock up a spot in the NBA Finals come next year. Reports, sources, whispers on the street, Chris Broussard's mom, tell ESPN's Chris Broussard that the Cavaliers are now open to trading their rookie superstar to the Minnesota Timberwolves for perennial All Star Kevin Love.
Kevin Love is now, I repeat, now, one of the best players in the league. You could argue things like he's just crazy obsessed about numbers so his numbers look good and honestly, I've never watched an entire Minnesota Timberwolves game, but he's good. He is really, really good.
But then there's Wiggins.
Wiggins has the potential to be a top 5 player for a very, very long time. He's only 19 years old. NINETEEN! And Dan Gilbert has become this overzealous, drooling monster general manager who is now hell-bent on winning, and winning now. The "genius" who just took down his LeBron hate letter from his team's website is now going to possibly do something incredibly stupid. Out of sheer dumb luck he got the first pick for the second year in a row. After last year's miss with Anthony Bennett, he snatched up Wiggins after now Sixers suit-wearing bench player Joel Embiid fractured his foot.
Wiggins, in his first year in the NBA should not have to even think about being traded. He should be untouchable, like a certain once a Cavalier, now a Cavalier again once was. He is overflowing with potential and playing with the now No. 1 player in the world, why would you pass up on that? The present No. 1 teaching and mentoring the future, possible No. 1. Dan Gilbert, you should really pump the brakes and look at what you have in front of you.
Grantland had a "shoot around" discussion on whether or not to make the trade and the opinions were pretty much split down the middle. I do understand that Kevin Love is a seasoned player and is really hitting his prime. Wiggins is young, fresh, but unproven. I feel bad for Wiggins, I really do. It is a real shame that the first pick in the draft doesn't even have the security of a deal yet, and once he gets that deal, has 30 days to live in beautiful....Cleveland.....before the trade can happen.
Just think, if LeBron stayed in Miami, Wiggins could have become the new hero for the city of Cleveland, or if he was selected by the 76ers like we all wanted, he would be adored and loved here because we waited a whole season for him, yet he didn't fall into our laps. It's a bad situation to be in, but the kid is taking it all like a pro. He should still be a Sixer. I'm not bitter - I swear.
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