When considering in the benefits of a substantial up-front payment from the expansion fees (including factoring in the time value of money) and the threat of bubble in relation to team values, it would behoove the owners to reincarnate the Sonics and a second franchise. Read More. Written by Neema Hodjat on Jul 23, 2014
The Cleveland Cavaliers' offer for Kevin Love is presently higher on the Minnesota Timberwolves' wish list than any other team's.
The Chicago Bulls are also interested in Love, while the Golden State Warriors remain 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.
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.
The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves have continued their Kevin Love trade discussions.
But the Warriors remain unwilling to include Klay Thompson in a deal.
Sources say Glen Taylor and Joe Lacob have maintained a level of dialogue and that a deal would be done by now if the Warriors relented on including Thompson, which has been at the behest of Steve Kerr.
The Warriors, however, now have competition in trading for Love from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors and Shaun Livingston have agreed upon a three-year, $16 million contract.
Livingston had an outstanding season with the Brooklyn Nets and gives the Warriors a versatile backcourt player with good size.
Livingston averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists in 26.0 minutes over 76 games last season for the Nets. Livingston was the fourth overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft out of Peoria Central High School.
The three discuss the differences between a Mark Jackson and Steve Kerr coached team, Klay Thompson's pivotal role in the future, a potential Kevin Love trade, potential off-season acquisitions, the impact of the seemingly imminent move to San Francisco,