One of the biggest reasons for trepidation surrounding a potential trade for Kevin Love has always been the potential for him to walk away after the season is over. But on Thursday morning, Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski put the final nail into the coffin of those fears:
Sources: Cavs have agreement for Kevin Love, including long-term contract commitment. Wiggins, Bennett, pick to Minn. http://t.co/r2KmO5owwY— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 7, 2014
While it's been reported in the past that the Cavaliers and Timberwolves had some sort of agreement in place to trade Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a draft pick for Kevin Love, the news that Love has committed to re-sign in Cleveland is a massive development.
Love is one of the most talented players in the league and at 25 years old he hasn't even reached his prime yet. The opportunity to add a young star to the duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James while keeping quality prospects like Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson was likely too tempting of a proposition for David Griffin to turn down.
While there will be a fair bit of disappointment surrounding the departure of Wiggins, this is a move that makes the Cavaliers immediately a contender, and keeps the window open for a very long time.