Jul 23, 2014 11:08 AM EDT
The Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The trade could not be completed until next month because McDermott and Mirotic just signed their rookie contracts.
The source contends that the Wolves believe this trade offer is better than the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a No. 1 pick. But the Cavaliers could beat the offer by including a second future No. 1 pick.
The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics remain interested in Love as well.
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 22, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hummel's deal will reportedly be for one year at his minimum.
Hummel averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds over 12.4 minutes in 53 games with the Timberwolves last season.
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.
Jul 18, 2014 3:45 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now interested in including Andrew Wiggins in their trade proposal to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Cavaliers and Wolves have been engaged in discussions since LeBron James made his announcement last week.
James has reportedly reached out to Love since the Cavaliers' change of thinking in making Wiggins available.
The Wolves have also been in talks with the Golden State Warriors.
Jul 15, 2014 5:12 PM EDT
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.
Jul 15, 2014 11:38 AM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio's camp have been in contact on a contract extension.
Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, is seeking a five-year max contract.
David Kahn now infamously gave Kevin Love a four-year extension in order to keep his five-year extension for Rubio. Love's future with the Wolves is now in serious doubt as he can become a free agent in 2015. If Rubio and the Wolves are unable to agree upon an extension, he would become a restricted free agent in 2015.
Flip Saunders took over for Kahn before the 13-14 NBA season.
Jul 14, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
Jeff Goodman polled 12 NBA executives about whether the Cleveland Cavaliers should offer Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. The results were 7-5 in favor of the Cavaliers keeping Wiggins.
"Love is so overrated. He's never won," one NBA executive said. "I'd wait if I was Cleveland. I wouldn't involve Wiggins in a trade for Love."
"Wiggins is going to be really good in time," added an NBA general manager. "Right now he can shoot and defend. Playing off LeBron and Kyrie [Irving] will take a lot of the pressure off him in the present. He could become a go-to scorer in a few years."
"Star potential on rookie scale deal for four years," another GM added.
The personnel in favor of the Cavaliers trading for Love expressed how they could become instant title contenders with Love instead of Wiggins.
"Why wait on Wiggins when Love makes them better now," one assistant GM said. "And if you don't get Love now, he's going to be a Laker next summer."
"I know what Love can do. He's a proven commodity, plus his game meshes with LeBron's," one NBA scout said.
Jul 14, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
Evan Turner has received interest from the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Turner finished last season with the Indiana Pacers, but doesn't figure into their plans.
Turner was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Jul 14, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets hope to acquire another star player via trade after Chris Bosh decided to stay with the Heat.
The Cavaliers are interested in trading for Kevin Love, but David Blatt said there's no chance of the team including Andrew Wiggins in any offers.
The Warriors are withholding Klay Thompson from their trade offer for Kevin Love, instead offering David Lee and Harrison Barnes.
Jul 11, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kevin Love is seeking a trade this offseason ahead of his 2015 free agency.
Andrew Wiggins has been rumored to be a necessary piece should the Cavaliers trade with the Wolves with Kevin Love.
The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade for Kevin Love, which would be contingent on the team signing LeBron James.
The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Timberwolves have secondary interest in Chandler Parsons, according to a source.
Andre Iguodala believes the Warriors should not include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love.
The Warriors and Wolves are contemplating a trade of Klay Thompson and David Lee for Kevin Love and Kevin Martin.
The Warriors believe a core of Kevin Love and Stephen Curry would be appealing to LeBron James.
Kevin Love made clear that he would not re-sign with the Cavaliers and that has killed talks.
The Warriors continue to be reluctant in including Klay Thompson in their trade package for Kevin Love.
Kevin Love is unlikely to be dealt by the Wolves before Thursday's draft.
Jun 23, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The Bulls are offering Taj Gibson, Tony Snell, plus the No. 16 and No. 19 picks in this week's draft to the Wolves for Kevin Love.
The Warriors have an "organizational split" on whether to trade Klay Thompson in a package that would acquire Kevin Love.
The Lakers are in talks to acquire Klay Thompson for their No. 7 overall pick in the NBA draft.
Bob Myers declined to comment on Kevin Love trade rumors involving the Warriors and the Wolves.
The Celtics are not giving up in their discussions with the Timberwolves.
Jun 19, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Warriors' odds of trading for Kevin Love substantially increase with their willingness to part with Klay Thompson.
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The Nuggets are building a package around several veterans for Kevin Love.
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