Wojnarowski states in the piece that the Cavaliers are looking to acquire non-guaranteed contracts to include in a potential package for Kevin Love. These players would allow the Timberwolves to include J.J. Barea or Kevin Martin in a potential deal, and would be waived upon their arrival to Timberwolves as a way to create cap space for Minnesota.
The Cavaliers are one of four teams that have been mentioned as front-runners for a prospective Kevin Love trade. Wojnarowski also mentioned the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors as potential suitors, with the Warriors still yet to offer Klay Thompson in any package. In addition to these teams, ESPN's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst have also reported the Bulls are renewing their efforts to acquire Love:
Stein also mentioned that the Cavs' offer to the Timberwolves currently is this:
Cavs know it'll cost Wiggins/Bennett/future first to get Love. If Wolves insist on moving Kevin Martin with Love, more pieces must be added— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 22, 2014
While reports have been confusing at best surrounding Wiggins's role in any prospective deal, it appears that Wiggins/Bennett/1st/non-guaranteed contracts is the deal that's currently the leader in the clubhouse for Kevin Love's services.
No potential trade partners that could offer non-guaranteed contracts to the Cavaliers have been named. The team entered the offseason with Alonzo Gee and Scottie Hopson's unguaranteed deals to work with, but both were moved in trades in order to make room for the LeBron James signing.
For a final piece to the puzzle from today, Wojnarowski also stated that the Cavs are offering multiple first-round picks in order to acquire an experienced center. Again, no specific teams or players were named.
Things are happening, folks.