Report: Trade talks stall between Cavaliers, Timberwolves; Love firmly against Cleveland

by Jun 25, 5:05 PM

It seems the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers for now, as trade talks between the Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves have stalled, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Reports from earlier in the day indicated that the two sides were discussing a deal that would have seen power forward Kevin Love land in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers shipping a package centered around the No. 1 overall pick back to the Timberwolves.

While the teams had not yet hammered out terms of a deal, the Cavaliers had made it clear that they were determined to acquire Love's services.

However, Love's agent, Jeff Schwartz, has reportedly warned the Cavaliers that Love would opt out of his contract in 2015 and not even consider signing a long-term contract with the Cavaliers, even at the maximum.

Wojnarowksi also indicates that Love's short wish list of potential landing spots is making those around the league feel that it is unlikely the three-time All-Star will be dealt before the start of the season.

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