Report: Cavs trying to line up Kevin Love trade if they get LeBron

Cleveland is reportedly trying to land Kevin Love.
Cleveland is reportedly trying to land Kevin Love. (USATSI)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to pair free agent forward LeBron James with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland has long been seen as a potential destination for Love. The Cavaliers want to compete next year, and the No. 1 pick -- now Andrew Wiggins -- is attractive to the Wolves. There were a couple of question marks, though. First, would Love commit to staying in Cleveland? If James was coming, too, then he presumably would. Second, would the Cavs give up Wiggins? If getting Love would make the situation more enticing for James, they presumably would.

Like almost everything else in free agency, James has the power here. If he decides he wants to go to Cleveland and play with Love, then the Cavs have all the motivation in the world to get this done. If not, then no one can be sure how Love's uncertain future will continue to hover over the Wolves franchise.

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