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Wolves Narrow Kevin Love Trade Talks Down To Cavaliers

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently engaged in serious Kevin Love talks with only the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls have previously been in touch with the Wolves on a trade, but their respective offers aren't as competitive.

The Bulls are pessimistic about their chances and aren't inclined to significantly alter the construction of their team.

Andrew Wiggins is not eligible to be dealt until Aug. 23 after signing his rookie contract last week, but numerous league insiders expect a trade to be a matter of when instead of if.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Bulls Not Aggressively Pursuing Kevin Love Deal, Have Made No Formal Offers

Sources continue to indicate that the Chicago Bulls are not aggressively pursuing a trade for Kevin Love and have made no formal offers.

The Bulls were rumored to have made an offer of Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

McDermott is participating in Team USA's mini-camp for the second straight year.

This is a great experience," McDermott said. "Being a college guy last year, I don't think people knew who I was or that I was a shooter so I was getting a lot of open looks and I hit a lot of shots. This year, guys are a lot more physical with me. But I think I'm doing a better job of rebounding and defending and making reads off screens.

"Everyone is so good here and the game is so physical. I can learn a lot from all of them."

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled By Agent From Pro-Am Game

Anthony Bennett was recently pulled by his agent from a pro-am pickup game, according to a report.

Bennett has been in trade speculation with the Cleveland Cavaliers' pursuit of Kevin Love.

Bennett averaged 4.1 points in his rookie season as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds in summer league.

Love also recently pulled out of Team USA camp.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Minnesota Star Tribune

Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love.

The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction.

Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.

Young has been the subject of trade rumors since Sam Hinkie became general manager of the 76ers last year.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Mo Williams Agrees To $3.75M Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a one-year, $3.75 million deal

Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.

Williams averaged 9.7 points per game last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Klay Thompson Expects To Remain With Warriors

Klay Thompson expects to remain with the Golden State Warriors next season.

The Warriors have engaged the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks.

"We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league," Thompson said.

"I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be huge, but I feel like we can make big strides this year.

"The fact that I haven't been traded yet makes me feel comfortable. That speaks for itself."

"Every year there is some rumor in play and teams are trying to make a power move," Stephen Curry said. "But they've made a decision, at least it seems like they have, that Klay is an investment they don't want to give up. That speaks volumes to what he has been able to do in his career and his potential. I'm happy that he's my backcourt mate."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Saunders Increasingly Interested In Trading For Wiggins, Bennett

Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love.

Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered.

Saunders is president of the Wolves and also the head coach, so he was unlikely to want an extended rebuild.

‘‘It gives [Saunders] a chance to mold the team how he wants it,’’ the source said.

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Kevin Love Withdraws From USA Basketball

Kevin Love has withdrawn from the USA Basketball this summer due to the uncertainty of his trade request from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are interested in trading for Love, but no deal is expected to be complete until at least the middle of August.

Love was expected to be a key part of the United States' World Cup of Basketball roster.

Sources said that Love couldn't risk injury at this point with the trade talks in a sensitive place.

Via Jon Krawczynski/AP

Report: Knicks Offered Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. To Wolves For Kevin Love

The New York Knicks recently offered the Minnesota Timberwolves a package of Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert for Kevin Love, according to a source.

The Timberwolves reportedly declined the offer.

Hardaway has good value around the NBA, but Shumpert could be in line for a raise once his rookie contract ends and Stoudemire has one season left on his big contract.

The Knicks could offer Love a maximum contract if he becomes a free agent next offseason.

Via Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

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.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Andrew Wiggins Signs Rookie Contract With Cavs

Andrew Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.

Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Celtics have been unable to deliver an attractive enough proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Report: Bulls Offer Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Cavaliers Trying To Acquire Non-Guaranteed Contract To Flip For Love

The Wolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers in the form of non-guaranteed contracts.

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.

Robbie Hummel Re-Signs With Timberwolves

Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Timberwolves.

Cavs Reportedly Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Kevin Love

A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.

Cavs Willing To Include Wiggins In Offer To Wolves For Love

The Cavaliers are now interested in including Andrew Wiggins in their trade proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Warriors, Wolves Continue Kevin Love Talks With Thompson Serving As Impasse

Glen Taylor and Joe Lacob have maintained a level of dialogue and a deal would be done by now if the Warriors relented on including Klay Thompson, which has been at the behest of Steve Kerr.

Rubio's Agent Seeking Five-Year Max Contract From Wolves

Ricky Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, is seeking a five-year max contract.

Rival Execs Split On Whether Cavs Should Trade Wiggins For Love

Jeff Goodman polled 12 NBA executives about whether the Cleveland Cavaliers should offer Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Evan Turner Receives Interest From Celtics, Wolves

Evan Turner has found his market to be tepid in free agency.

Rockets To Pursue Trade For Rajon Rondo Or Kevin Love

The Rockets hope to acquire another star player via trade after Chris Bosh decided to stay with the Heat.

Blatt: Cavaliers Won't Trade Andrew Wiggins

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.

Warriors Still Not Willing To Include Thompson For Love

The Warriors are withholding Klay Thompson from their trade offer for Kevin Love, instead offering David Lee and Harrison Barnes.

Kevin Love Willing To Commit Long-Term To Cavs If Traded

Kevin Love is seeking a trade this offseason ahead of his 2015 free agency.

Cavs Tell Wiggins He Won't Be Traded For Love, Working On Alternatives

Andrew Wiggins has been rumored to be a necessary piece should the Cavaliers trade with the Wolves with Kevin Love.

Cavaliers Working On Kevin Love Trade

The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade for Kevin Love, which would be contingent on the team signing LeBron James.

Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks, Timberwolves Have Secondary Interest In Chandler Parsons

The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Timberwolves have secondary interest in Chandler Parsons, according to a source.

Iguodala: Warriors Shouldn't Trade Klay Thompson

Andre Iguodala believes the Warriors should not include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love.
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