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Friday, April 20, 2018

LeBron James does not mention Andrew Wiggins, who could be traded for Kevin Love

Kevin LoveThe Cleveland Cavaliers made the biggest offseason splash their franchise will ever make on Friday when LeBron James announced he is coming back home, and they may not be done dealing just yet. A previous report indicated that the Cavs would try to trade for Kevin Love if they were able to sign LeBron. That remains a definite possibility.

In the piece that he wrote with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, LeBron mentioned how it will be a “long process” before he and his new teammates are a championship contender. He went on to name a few of them including Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao. LeBron did not mention Andrew Wiggins.

I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.

You could argue that he only mentioned a few names so leaving Wiggins out was a coincidence, but I doubt that is the case. There has to be a reason James left out the No. 1 overall pick in the draft when touching on Cleveland’s potential. In all likelihood, the Cavs are exploring trade possibilities for Kevin Love and the Timberwolves want Wiggins.

Naturally, Love has reportedly said he would sign long term if dealt to the Cavs.

The Cavs will be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with either Wiggins or Love, but Love is a proven NBA difference maker. Wiggins is a bit more of a gamble, albeit one that could pay huge dividends in a few years.

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