According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves discussed a trade centered on Kevin Love and the number one pick in tomorrow night's NBA Draft. However, those talks have hit a snag.
Cleveland pushed on deal centered on No. 1 pick for Kevin Love, but his refusal to re-sign w/ Cavs has killed talks, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2014
It should not come as a surprise that Love is unwilling to commit to the Cavs right now. They just hired a new coach, and there's really no compelling reason for him to assume that this would be a winning situation for him going forward. If David Griffin wanted to make this move, it would have to be based on the hope that he could create a situation over the next year that would entice Love to want to stay.
Woj says that these talks between the Cavs and Timberwolves have been "killed," so it seems unlikely that we'll see a deal bringing Love to Cleveland before tomorrow night. However, I'd imagine that the situation remains somewhat fluid. Anything is possible. Talks that are dead can always be brought back to life. If, after July 1, LeBron James makes it known that he's interested in coming to the Cavs if he can play with Love, then Love's immediate willingness to re-sign won't be so much of an issue.
There will continue to be plenty more discussion about the possibility of trading the top pick before tomorrow night. Stay tuned.