Cleveland (WOIO) - It's apparently the worst-kept secret in the NBA. Kevin Love is coming to the Cavaliers. Andrew Wiggins is headed to the T-Wolves. And Anthony Bennett is packing as well, although Minneapolis may not be his final destination.
The Cavs and T-Wolves can't say they have a deal, because everything is on hold until Wiggins can be moved on August 23rd, which just happens to be the target date set by Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor recently. But according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the two teams have "a handshake agreement". Which means the deal is all but done, and means Cavs Nation now has something new to debate.
Why trade a possible superstar like Wiggins for a soon-to-be free agent like Love, especially without a guarantee that Love will stick around long-term? Because Love is an established superstar, because he's already tweeted that he's in it for the long haul if LeBron's on board, and because the goal for the Cavaliers should be to win now.
There's no guarantee that Wiggins will turn out to be a franchise player, but even if he does, who cares? The Cavaliers, with LeBron, Love, and Kyrie leading the way, will be too busy celebrating titles to notice. LeBron will 30 by the end of 2014. He has a lot of mileage on him. And in case you didn't see the gruesome Paul George injury over the weekend, things can change quickly in the world of sports.
Win now. Worry about Wiggins later. I think Cleveland's waited long enough.