Jul 25, 2014 10:32 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers' offer for Kevin Love is presently higher on the Minnesota Timberwolves' wish list than any other team.
The Chicago Bulls are also interested in Love, while the Golden State Warriors are also involved. The Cavaliers have seemed most motivated to complete a trade, as the Warriors have held Klay Thompson out of talks and the Bulls initially pursued Carmelo Anthony in free agency.
The Cavaliers are offering Andrew Wiggins, though he now can't be traded before Aug. 23.
Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Wiggins over Thompson.
Love initially had the Warriors and Bulls atop his wish list, but the arrival of LeBron James has put the Cavaliers on equal footing.
Jul 24, 2014 4:04 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract.
Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.
Wiggins cannot be traded for at least 30 days. Wiggins has been mentioned in trade rumors involving Kevin Love.
Jul 23, 2014 11:35 PM EDT
Ray Allen is leaning toward playing one more NBA season and signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.
Allen would join former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cavaliers.
Allen averaged 9.6 points in his 18th NBA year last season.
Jul 22, 2014 6:53 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz will trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and $1 million in cash.
The Cavaliers have been searching for non-guaranteed contracts in order to flip them to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal involving Kevin Love.
The Wolves are seeking cap relief along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for Love.
Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in search for an experienced center via trade and are offering future first round picks.
The Cavaliers only have Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood on their depth chart at center.
Jul 22, 2014 3:53 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in acquiring non-guaranteed contracts to help them in their efforts to make a trade for Kevin Love.
The Minnesota Timberwolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers.
The Wolves would like to unload the contracts of Kevin Martin and J.J. Barea.
The Cavaliers are offering a package built around Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.
Jul 22, 2014 1:41 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love trade talks with a package offered to the Minnesota Timberwolves believed to be centered around Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler.
The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.
The Bulls and Golden State Warriors were intially believed to be Love's preferred destinations, but he's now interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers following their signing of LeBron James.
The Cavaliers remain the favorites to trade for Love, offering Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick. The Warriors have remained determined not to trade Klay Thompson in a deal for Love.
Cleveland is increasingly optimistic that a deal will be accepted by the Wolves.
Jul 21, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
LeBron James' camp did not push him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.
"This was a decision that LeBron made in his heart," Maverick Carter told ESPN.com's Jason Whitlock on the Real Talk podcast. "We didn't push him to do it. We don't push him to do anything. If he asks our opinion or what did we think about the pros and the cons, we help him think through it. We don't push him."
James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Miami Heat for four seasons in 2010.
"Listen," Carter said, "LeBron's a 29-year-old man with lots of money, got a wife, two kids, one on the way. He makes his own decisions. He doesn't need anyone pushing him any way, and a guy like that, you're not going to push him either way. We'll help him think through things and help him see through things, but he makes his own decision in his heart. Because, ultimately, he has to live with it. I'm not the one who has to show up and play games for any team."
Jul 21, 2014 1:12 AM EDT
Andrew Wiggins and the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign a contract in the coming week.
Sources say the delay in Wiggins signing his deal has nothing to do with the possibilty of being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The Cavaliers, sources say, are merely exploring options for using their estimated $1.4 million in remaining cap space before signing Wiggins to a contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $5.5 million as a rookie.
Once Wiggins signs, however, league rules stipulate that the Cavs must wait 30 days before trading him.
One option under consideration for the Cavs, sources say, is using their leftover salary-cap space to create long-term contracts for recent second-round picks Joe Harris and Dwight Powell. Signing Wiggins first would preclude such moves.
Jul 18, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves continue to discuss a Kevin Love trade.
The Cavaliers are willing to trade away Andrew Wigginsa and Anthony Bennett to the Wolves for Love. One source said the Cavaliers are even willing to trade a first round pick next year.
A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.
The Wolves are also engaged in talks with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have been unwilling to include Klay Thompson, instead offering Harrison Barnes along with David Lee.
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