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Andrew Wiggins Signs Rookie Contract With Cavs

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Boston Celtics are ready to all but move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls engaged in talks.

Danny Ainge has targeted a trade for Love over the past few months.

"The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on Wednesday. "Danny's a smart guy. He knows when to keep pushing for something and when to move on."

The Celtics have a huge stockpile of draft assets, but teams seem to be preferring somewhat proven young talent.

Via A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast

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

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.

Via Chris Sheridan/Sheridan Hoops

Cavaliers Acquire Three Non-Guaranteed Contracts From Jazz

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Offering Future First Round Picks For Experienced Center

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

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.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Cavs Reportedly Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Kevin Love

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.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Cavs Willing To Include Wiggins In Offer To Wolves For Love

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.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Blazers Previously Had Serious Sign-And-Trade Talks For Greg Monroe

The Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons had serious sign-and-trade discussions earlier this month centered on Greg Monroe.

Monroe remains a restricted free agent and many have speculated that the Pistons will be unable to keep both he and Josh Smith.

The Blazers ultimately decided to sign Chris Kaman to serve as the backup to Robin Lopez at center.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Kings, Pistons Continue To Discuss Josh Smith Trade

The Kings are attempting to find a third team to engage in trade talks to help facilitate the deal for Josh Smith.

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.

Bulls To Trade Anthony Randolph, Two 2nd Rounders To Magic To Clear Cap Space

The Bulls are trying to fit in Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic into their salary cap.

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.

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 Considered Trading For Brandon Bass With TPE

The Warriors acquired the TPE last season in their trade with the Jazz.

Isaiah Thomas To Suns On Four-Year, $27M Sign-And-Trade With Kings

Isaiah Thomas is a restricted free agent of the Kings.

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.

Alonzo Gee Traded By Cavs To Pelicans

The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Bobcats involving Alonzo Gee.

Lakers Acquire Jeremy Lin, Future First Round Pick From Rockets

The Rockets must clear Jeremy Lin to create cap space.

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.

Bulls Hope To Acquire Gasol In Sign-And-Trade For Boozer

The Bulls hope to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Lakers involving Pau Gasol and the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer.

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.

Cavs Make Trade Without Assurance From LeBron, Plan B Is Trevor Ariza

The cap space is clearly earmarked for LeBron James, but they have received no assurances from him.

Cavs, Nets, Celtics Agree Upon Three-Team Trade

The trade allows the Cavaliers to create approximately $24 million in cap space, with LeBron James' max contract being worth $20.7 million.

Knicks Contact 76ers On Amar'e Stoudemire Trade

Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Amar'e Stoudemire.

In Pursuit Of Max Contract Slot For LeBron, Cavs Searching For 3rd Team To Take Thornton

The Cavaliers are attempting to find a team willing to take Marcus Thornton in a three-team trade in order to create a max contract slot for LeBron James by unloading Jarrett Jack.

76ers, Bucks Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lin

The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.
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