Cleveland Cavaliers Would be Wise to Trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love

By Kareem Gantt
Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland Cavaliers
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I have a lot of love for Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins is going to be one of the top players in the league in the next three years, mark my words on that.

But the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t have three years to wait and see if Wiggins will be an All-Star-caliber talent or not. The Cavs need to be competitive now, and with the roster that is already on the board, this is not a group that is going to compete for a championship.

LeBron James has made it clear that he wants to bring a championship to Cleveland, and in order to fulfill King James’ wishes, the Cavs need to get on the phone with the Minnesota Timberwolves and pimp out Wiggins in order to get their hands on Kevin Love, a player that when teamed up with James and Kyrie Irving, can do a lot of damage not only in the weak Eastern Conference, but in the NBA as a whole.

While the league waits until Wiggins blossoms into a top-tier player, Love has already displayed his greatness. He is a virtual double-double machine, and is always a threat to score over 20 points and grab over 20 rebounds a night. He is a rare big man in that he has the shooting touch of Dirk Nowitzki combined with the rugged inside game of Moses Malone. The man is a beast, and in new coach David Blatt’s offense, he will be even more of a terror to opposing forwards.

A smile was brought to my face when the Cavs said they were willing to trade Wiggins in order to obtain Love. The Cavs need a winner now, and Love gives them that opportunity to win now. Wiggins will be a great player, but he will be better suited on a team that can afford to wait on his talent, and where he will be given the green light to display his talent.

This will be a trade that will be a win-win for both teams. The Timberwolves desperately want Wiggins, the Cavs desperately want Love. Let’s get it done.

Kareem Gantt covers the NBA for Rant Sports. For more from this author, ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook, and ‘add’ him to your network on Google.

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