11:55 PM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
The first time the Timberwolves traded their franchise player, the plan was to rebuild a team that would be back in the postseason within two to three years.
Canis Hoopus Aug 14, 2014
It looks likely that the Wolves will acquire Thad Young later this month as a replacement power forward for the soon to be departed Kevin Love. Does it make sense? Persistent rumor has it that the Wolves will execute a trade with the 76ers to acquire forward Thad Young after they complete the Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins deal with the Cavaliers. The Wolves absolutely need help at the power forward spot in the absence of Love, and Young appears to be their guy. The question is whether it makes sense for the Wolves to expend resources to get a veteran player who has an ETO in the summer of...
Fear The Sword Aug 14, 2014
The deal may not be official, but there is cause for optimism. I was a pretty consistent and strong supporter of making the trade for Kevin Love. Do I wish the Cavaliers would have been able to keep Andrew Wiggins? Of course. I wish him the best. But I'm not all that upset about giving him up given the return player. Kevin Love is phenomenal, and he's a perfect offensive fit. The Cavaliers needed shooting and pick and roll partner for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. They get it in the form of perhaps the best power forward in the NBA. Nice. ESPN's forecast panel agrees: ESPN Summer...
Plain Dealer Aug 13, 2014
Four years ago, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were different.
Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune Aug 12, 2014
The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is happy he wasn’t traded to Minnesota for forward Kevin Love, those close to the Warriors guard say as Love is reportedly being dealt to Cleveland. Backcourt mate Stephen Curry told The Dan Patrick Show on… Continue Reading →The post Warriors’ Klay Thompson ‘happy’ not to be traded, teased Kevin Love about causing rumors appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune Aug 12, 2014
Warriors guard Stephen Curry believes that the team’s front office officials were right not to trade Klay Thompson to Minnesota for Kevin Love, who is reportedly being dealt to Cleveland instead. “Obviously Kevin Love’s a great player and they were… Continue Reading →The post Stephen Curry on Warriors not trading Klay Thompson for Kevin Love: ‘I think they made the right choice’ appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Welcome to Loud City Aug 12, 2014
Cleveland is on top once again. Can the Thunder adjust to his super team? News broke recently that Kevin Love will be joining arms with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland to round off the best team the NBA has seen since...I don't even know... Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski then reported that there was a "wink-wink" agreement that Love would agree to a long-term, big money extension at the end of the year, something he can't legally do until the season ends due to tampering rules. Still, with the unspoken agreement in place, it appears Love will be in Ohio for years to come. Then,...
Canis Hoopus Aug 12, 2014
Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and their roles in the defeatist narrative tied to professional sports in Minnesota. Hello, everyone. There's an undeniable stigma tied to the professional sports organizations in Minnesota. (Excluding the Lynx, of course) Yesterday, over at Fox Sports North, Phil Ervin told the story most Minnesota Timberwolves' fans know all too well. The Kevin Love era started with hope, ending in discontent Ervin categorizes Love amidst Randy Moss, David Ortiz, Johan Santana, Torii Hunter, Marian Gaborik and "another tall, game-changing Kevin that called the Target Center home...
Rotoworld Aug 9, 2014
The NBA could block Thursday's reported agreement of Kevin Love being traded to Cleveland because it would be illegal if proven that both sides agreed to terms.
Celtics Today Aug 9, 2014
Reports like this make no sense to me. First of all, the biggest sports news outlets have already reported that this is a done deal. We know that the deal can't go through until the 30 days pass after Wiggins signed his rookie deal last month. Now the NBA could block the deal, but reports suggest that the Wolves, and Cavs know their being watched closely. So they've haven't "agreed" on a deal. Both teams have truly broken rules, but the NBA has looked the other way. Nothing new from the NBA. This article isn't about being hurt about Love. It's just the fact that the media reports the trade,...
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 8, 2014
LeBron James once told Kevin Love he would be the piece to deliver Olympic gold to Team USA. Now he is speaking as if Love could be the final piece to end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought. James was cautious to dance around league rules Friday during his “Welcome Home LeBron Celebration” at InfoCision Stadium, but made it clear he is in favor of the Cavs acquiring the three-time All-Star from the Minnesota Timberwolves. League rules prohibit the Cavs and Timberwolves from consummating the deal until Aug. 23. “If he comes aboard and signs, I can tell you I’m going to be very...
San Francisco Chronicle Aug 8, 2014
LeBron James has spoken, so forget about the Warriors swinging a desperation deal for Kevin Love before the Aug. 23 deadline. The Cavaliers and Timberwolves have an agreement, orchestrated and approved by the King, so there's no turning back. Instead, focus on what this deal means: -- For the Warriors, it has to mean relentless, tough-minded defense. They backed off Love to keep Klay Thompson as a two-way force in the backcourt, and defense wins championships. When they utilize Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green at the same time - perhaps even subbing Stephen Curry for...
Welcome to Loud City Aug 8, 2014
Steven McPherson of Grantland and A Wolf Among Wolves joins us once again to talk all the latest NBA news What is going on? This is August! There is a ton of NBA news and we were fortunate enough to have a Minnesota Timberwolves expert on the podcast to discuss Kevin Love, his fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and how freaking fun are the Timberwolves going to be next season?! We also touch on Kevin Durant dropping out of the World Cup of Basketball and the article Matt Moore of CBS wrote regarding the Thunder. Listen in and comment below.
CSN Washington Aug 8, 2014
The Timberwolves reportedly aren't done making moves after apparently shipping out Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. Perhaps they should be.
Plain Dealer Aug 8, 2014
Watch as Minnesota fans react to the news of a possible Kevin Love trade.