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Report: Wolves reject trade offer from Cavs for Kevin Love

The Timberworlves rejected an offer from the Cavs for Kevin Love. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images) The Timberworlves rejected an offer from the Cavs for Kevin Love. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers own the No. 1 pick in this Thursday's NBA Draft and are reportedly trying to decide between Kentucky's Nerlens Noel and Maryland's Alex Len.

But the team tried to use the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with two previous lottery picks of theirs, to attempt to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. The Wolves rejected the trade idea, reports ESPN.com.

Love can opt out of his contract with the team in 2015, but he spent most of the season injured after breaking his hand doing knuckle pushups. He only played in 18 games last season, averaging 18.3 points and 14 rebounds a game.

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But the Cavs are also exploring trading the top pick since they're not in love with any one player who in a “normal” year wouldn't be a top pick. According to a source, Cleveland offered the No. 1 pick, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waitersto try and land Minnesota's Kevin Love. But new Timberwolves president Flip Saunders won't move Love.
The Cavs are fond of Thompson and Waiters -- the latter being one of the top six rookies last season -- but Cleveland would love to get an All-Star forward to pair with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.

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