Cavaliers and Timberwolves have 'handshake agreement' over Love-Wiggins trade

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It is believed that a 'handshake agreement' has been settled between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves over the trade involving Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins according to reports from Brian Windhorst.

Windhorst is pretty well connected with the Cleveland franchise and after explaining in a interview with ESPN New York Radio, it is believed the two franchises have come to a decision over the future of Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins.

The centrepiece to the deal Wiggins recently signed a contract with the Cavaliers meaning it is not possible for the number one draft pick to be traded immediately, thus creating difficulties in the proposed trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Windhorst has described the deal itself as "done but not done" but explains that a 'handshake agreement' has been worked in order to secure a trade later this month.

The reporter explained: ""The deal is done but not done, The teams have agreed but can't say they've agreed because we're in this weird moratorium period. Between now and then could a team come in with a trade that Minnesota doesn't see? Yes, so it's not done. But there is this handshake agreement."

Even more stipulations to the deal have emerged as the Philadelphia 76ers could join the action to make a three way trade possible.

Windhorst mentions that power forward Thaddeus Young of the 76ers could be destined for Minnesota, whilst former number one overall pick Anthony Bennett of the Cavaliers could be rerouted to Philadelphia.

Glen Taylor who is the owner of the Minnesota franchise has already stated that he believes that Love will eventually join the Cavaliers and believes the trade will be completed nearer the end of August.

The prospect of Love joining the returning LeBron James in Cleveland has been speculated since the 'King' decided to go home, interestingly in the letter confirmation by LeBron, the superstar didn't mention either Wiggins or Bennett as players he was looking forward to playing with when he pulls on a Cavaliers jersey once more.

The deal itself seems to be certainty barring any last minute hitches to proceedings and the combination of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love is a frightening thought for the rest of the NBA.

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