The Cleveland Cavaliers have been pretty clear in saying that Andrew Wiggins is not available in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves centered around Kevin Love. According to Bob Finnan of the Morning Journal and News-Herald, that may no longer be the case.
Per Finnan's report, LeBron James may be the one pushing this:
Up until this point, it was assumed the Cavs wanted to hang onto Wiggins, largely because of comments made by Coach David Blatt. However, a source said James wants the 6-10, 250-pound Love on the roster. And, what James wants, he normally gets.
These are really the first rumblings suggesting that Wiggins may not be untouchable after all. If the Cavs really do offer Wiggins to Minnesota, it would trump any other offers the Timberwolves could realistically get, and it would only be a matter of time before a deal got done.
In the interest of at least protecting Wiggins's confidence, I expect the organization to emphatically deny this report soon.
They need him focused on the summer league tournament, after all.
UPDATE: Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today is confirming Finnan's report.
Indeed, Cavaliers have put Andrew Wiggins on table in their effort to acquire Kevin Love from Timberwolves who been firm in trade demands.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 17, 2014