Unless that was the plan all along: According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Kevin Love to the Cavs is not only a handshake deal, but comes along with a plan for Love to opt out of his contract next year and re-sign with the Cavs for max money. In return the T-Wolves will reportedly get for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick. The oft-rumored attachment of the Sixers to the deal (first for getting rid of Thad and getting back Bennett or Dion Waiters, then wanting some picks) is reportedly over, with Woj saying “no third team is involved in the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade agreement.”
Of course, the Bennet for Thad deal could be a side thing the Wolves have planned with the Sixers. Or the most likely scenario is this: This trade rumor, like every one we have heard since Hinkie took over, is patently untrue, and we’ll only get a Hinkie trade when we least expect it.