ESPN: Wolves, Cavs Have Handshake Deal

By KBJR News 1

ESPN: Wolves, Cavs Have Handshake Deal

August 4, 2014 Updated Aug 4, 2014 at 9:38 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a trade that would involve two-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love and 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Monday.

Windhorst, speaking in a radio interview, said the two teams have agreed in principle to a deal that would send Love to Cleveland and Wiggins to Minnesota with some other moving parts to be worked out.

"The deal i s done, but not done," he said. "The teams have agreed, but they can't say they have agreed and they can't agree because we are in this weird moratorium period. Because you can't trade Andrew Wiggins until the 23rd of this month."

Wiggins signed his rookie deal with Cleveland on July 24 and by league rules cannot be traded for 30 days, hence the mention of Aug. 23.

Minnesota owner Glen Taylor on Sunday added to the speculation, telling the Pioneer Press it's "likely" that Kevin Love gets traded before the end of this month because he has "made it pretty clear that's what he wants to do."

In the 2013-14 season, Love became the first player since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976 to average 26+ points, 12+ rebounds and 4+ assists per game. He closed out the 2013-14 campaign with a franchise-record 26.1 points per game to go along with 12.5 rebounds per contest.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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