Cleveland's pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love Ė which included a package centered on the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft Ė has sputtered because of Love's warning he'd never sign an extension with the Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
There was no deal structure fully in place, but the Cavaliers had been fiercely determined to secure Love in a trade package, sources said.
Cleveland was eager to build with Love and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving
The Cavaliers reportedly tried to acquire Kevin Love in a deal centered around the Cavs' No. 1 pick, but Love's refusal to re-sign with Cleveland has "killed talks."
Love: I try not to read it. A lot of it is brought to my attention through outside sources, sometimes twitter. But like most people, I need to be conscious of my image and try to roll with the punches. I know thatís a generic answer. I donít think the Cleveland [trade rumors] are outlandish at all. They have a great young foundation