It was reported today the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed in principle to a deal that will send Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected first round pick in 2015. The deal cannot be made official until later this month, when Wiggins will be eligible to be traded 30 days after signing his rookie deal.
Before this trade is even official, we have our first column on how this trade might positively impact the Raptors, and their ability to recruit Wiggins when he becomes available as a free agent.
Via Michael Grange of Sportsnet, the Raptors front office should be celebrating this deal:
Who knows what getting Wiggins out of Cleveland would have been like after he’d been to the NBA mountaintop alongside LeBron James?
Getting Wiggins out of Minnesota first chance? Easy as pie.
If Leiweke, Ujiri and Drake can’t pull that off, then they aren’t nearly the salesmen they have made themselves out to be. This is a superstar-in-waiting placed on a tee. It will be up to MLSE’s three wise men to drive it home.
You can read the entire piece here.
And so it begins.
What do you think?