As well, its important to note: hes affordable. Any deal with Love is going to involve a massive contract extension. How much room does that team have going forward after giving Irving and James top deals? By no means am i suggesting that he shouldnt be had, but like hell would i give away a young, freakishly athletic player who will (most likely) immediately contribute on defense in the process. I understand the Cavs need 3 point help and theres few better in the league at the moment than Love, but if push came to shove they could fill that niche in the short term with Mike Miller and Ray Allen, both of whom have been recently chased in order to sway James.
At the end of the day, the Wolves are losing Love. Theres no scenario in which he stays. As well, they need his help to facilitate a trade, no team wants to go through what the Lakers just endured with Dwight Howard. Love seems to have his heart set on Cleveland. If im the Cavs i toss a couple first round picks in their direction, and if im Minnesota i take what i can get as long as it resembles fairness...which i admit the trade you link isnt even close to that. I didnt know that was the offer, it earned a bark of laughter. I have no doubt there are bigger 1st overall busts in NBA history, but man that Bennett pick was ****ing atrocious. Cleveland gonn' Cleveland.
Unrelated to that trade, but there was a reason why i made a point of Wiggins attitude and selflessness: Kyrie Irving. Before he signed his extension there was rumbling that Irving was tired of the Cavs and the Cavs management was tired of dealing with Irving's issues. Granted, a lot of that was dismissed after Cleveland rushed to offer him a max deal and Irving accepted on the spot(though lets face it, no 21 year old is turning down $60 million over 3 years, few people of any age would). But i cant help but wonder if that will return now that LeBron and his crew are back in charge. Previously, everything the Cavs did revolved around Irving. He was linked, even peripherally, to every personnel and coaching move the team made. Now hes going to be playing second fiddle. Nothing more than speculation, i admit, but it should be interesting nonetheless.
Miami's Big 3 experiment worked because everyone involved was relatively selfless. If Irving is disgruntled then the Cavs might need Wiggins to be the young face of the franchise in years to come.