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Love Lost: Timberwolves forward headed to Cleveland in trade

Kevin Love has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchanged for Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the 1st overall picks in the last two NBA Drafts, as well as a protected 1st round pick in 2015. (Photo via

Cleveland, OH (WDAY TV) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a trade sending Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.


The deal would send Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for the Cavs' 1st overall draft pick in the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins, and the first overall pick in the 2013 draft, Anthony Bennett. The Wolves will also receive a protected 2015 first round pick. 

Wojnarowski reports that the deal cannot be finalized until August 23rd because Wiggins, the first overall pick in this springs' draft, cannot be traded within 30 days of being drafted. 

Love, a three-time NBA All-Star, is coming off a season in which he started 77 games and averaged 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists per game. He averaged double digit points and rebounds over his career with the Timberwolves. He'll join a Cavs roster that already features LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. 

Bennett and Wiggins remain relative unknowns on the pro stage. Bennett appeared in 52 games for the Cavs in his rookie season, averageing just 4 points and 3 rebounds per game. Wiggins is yet to appear in the NBA, but was a star for a Kansas Jayhawks team that won 25 games last year before bowing out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Stay tuned to WDAY Sports at 6 and 10 for further details on the trade.