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If you're looking for a rumor that's just completely absurd, don't worry. I've got you covered.
Well, Joe Kotoch of SheridanHoops.com is going to help me out as well:
And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell SheridanHoops.com.
Obviously this is true from the Cleveland Cavaliers perspective. Of course they'd trade the No. 1 pick for Kevin Love!
Which would you rather have: the top selection in a historically weak draft, one in which the expected No. 1 pick is a 206-pound center with one working ACL, or the league's most dominant power forward?*
This makes total sense for the Cavs, but allow me to quote from my more fulsome take on this bogus rumor:
I'm not so sure we needed sources for that one. Why exactly wouldn't the Cavs be interested in doing that? I'd be much more intrigued if the rumor was coming from the other direction and saying that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in trading Kevin Love for the No. 1 pick.
My anonymous sources tell me that Cleveland would swap the top overall selection for LeBron James. Hell, they'd probably move it for Kevin Durant too, although my sources haven't confirmed that one yet.
I mean, if you're going to go big, why not go really big?
Things get even worse as you progress through Kotoch's article. Here's one more paragraph from it:
Also, the Wolves are stacked with picks, holding No. 9, 26, 52 and 59, but they do not have a first-rounder next year in the loaded 2014 draft. Would an offer of Love and a ’14 No. 1 pick, along with picks 9 and 26, in exchange for Cleveland’s No. 1 constitute overpaying? Depends on how new GM Flip Saunders feels about Noel, the kid from Kentucky with the torn ACL who may become the first overall No. 1 draft pick to walk to the podium using crutches to shake commissioner David Stern’s hand.
So it's not enough just to give up Love for the No. 1 pick in a weak draft. Minnesota would also have to include two more first-round picks this year, as well as a 2014 first-rounder.
However, the T'Wolves don't have a first-rounder next year. Wait, what? I'm confused.
From start to finish, this is a rumor that just doesn't make any sense.
*Note: Tim Duncan is not a power forward.