The Cleveland Cavaliers discussed a three-way trade involving Kevin Love and Paul George with the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets.
However, sources told Cleveland.com the negotiations were “nothing serious” and “very unlikely” to become finalized.
This remains consistent with what others have said about George-to-Cleveland. Adrian Wojnarowski wrote about the rumor last week (via Yahoo):
The Cavaliers are devoid of the kind of young players and future picks that Indiana might want in return for George, and George has never mentioned the Cavaliers as an intriguing destination.
The recent report from Marc Stein and Chris Haynes mentioned the teams could not agree to a final trade construction. This makes sense considering Cleveland does not have very enticing young assets, which is presumably why the front office tried to get Denver involved.
While the trade is likely no longer on the table, it’s interesting to hear what kind of offer could have resulted in Love to Denver.