Cavs in pursuit of Love; Thornton’s agent isn’t happy

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We applauded Danny Ainge for helping the Cavs clear cap space so Cleveland could make an offer to LeBron James. But know we’re learning the Cavs could set their sights on Kevin Love:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing a trade forMinnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love contingent on the signing of LeBron James, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Timberwolves will demand Andrew Wiggins, the Cavs’ No. 1 overall pick from last month’s NBA draft, be a part of any proposed deal, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Yikes.

The Cavs can offer up Wiggins, the expiring contract ($9.8 mil) of Anderson Varajeo, and any combination of Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett or Tristan Thompson.

I don’t see how Boston can come close to matching that offer.

Love might be willing to change his tune about signing an extension in Cleveland if, and that’s still a giant if, LeBron James comes back home.

Meanwhile, the agent for Marcus Thornton doesn’t sound like he’s a big fan of the Boston deal:

“Our biggest concern is whether he will get an opportunity to play,” his agent Tony Dutt told CSNNE.com. “At the end of the day, he wants an opportunity to showcase his talents. I have been told that he will get that opportunity.”

Geez, Dutt can’t even wait for the deal to be official before he starts complaining.