Cavs talked 3-way trade involving Paul George, Kevin Love

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Kevin Love would have gone to Denver, with the Nuggets giving the Indiana Pacers draft picks and young players for a rebuild.

The trade talks were first reported by ESPN and confirmed by Cleveland.com, and they provide the outlines of a deal that would have seriously improved the Cavs, who probably do need a major splash in order to challenge the Warriors next spring. The Jazz can sign Hayward to a maximum five-year deal worth $177.5 million, but he would get less from other teams. The Nuggets don't want to include Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray in trade talks, but Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler are reportedly available.

Essentially, Cleveland was trying several avenues to corral the mix of high draft pick and young players the Pacers wanted for George, who informed them he will become a free agent and leave after next season. The Nuggets reportedly are in the market to upgrade at power forward and intend to pursue free agents Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap.

Despite this, life goes on for Kevin Pritchard and the Pacers as they redevelop their team-building strategy in the wake of the Paul George announcement.

One potentially major stumbling block: Wojnarowski reports the Pacers could move George elsewhere prior to the start of free agency rather than wait out the Celtics.

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The Cavaliers eliminated Paul George's Pacers in a first-round sweep this postseason. "One in particular that we thought had frankly was going to take place". It is rumored that the Cavs are interested in adding Wade and Anthony and while that sounds unlikely, it would make the Cavs a favorite to win it next year.

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