Cavs reportedly discussing 3-team trade involving Paul George and Kevin Love

Brandon Parsons
June 28, 2017

However, sources told the negotiations were "nothing serious" and "very unlikely" to become finalized. Cleveland also spoke with Phoenix about a deal involving the No. 4 pick (to Indiana) in return for Love, who in return would've netted the Cavs George. IN is adamant on receiving young players and future draft picks, which are both things that Boston has plenty.

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Denver Nuggets reportedly made a "monster" offer for Indiana's two-way star at the deadline but talks never gained traction because George wasn't willing to commit there long-term. They can't just bring the same group back that got thoroughly dominated by the Cavaliers in the playoffs, because to do so would mean spending all of their cap-space on a team they know can't win.

It's unclear who would've been leaving Denver in this deal, but ESPN reports that the Nuggets have let it be known that Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried, and Wilson Chandler are available, while Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are untouchable.

It's widely believed that the Celtics, meanwhile, want to sign a marquee free agent this summer, such as Utah's Gordon Hayward, and trade for George.

Other players that Denver may target in the offseason include unrestricted free agents Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks.

LeBron James rejects the idea he's ever played on a "super team"-despite numerous protestations to the contrary-but he may just be about to form one". Aside from Los Angeles and Cleveland, joining San Antonio were the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets. As for L.A., they seem prepared to wait out the Paul George sweepstakes if the Pacers don't budge and will try to sign him in 2018.

Kevin Love would have headed to the Nuggets as part of a three-team trade that involved Paul George going to the Cavs.

Cleveland also reportedly had looked into acquiring former Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, but he was shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft night deal.

ESPN reported the Cavs, the Pacers and the Nuggets are wiggling their way out of the puzzle that is the Paul George sweepstakes. He was here for the celebrity softball game we do in IN and we talked a little bit, but not much about all of this stuff that's going on. And who is making trade calls for the Cavs now?

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