TAG: Kevin Love

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Zach LaVine On Dunking, Kevin Love, Draft Night, And More

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine is quickly becoming the most exciting player of this year’s NBA draft class. Born in Renton, Washington, LaVine made his inaugural appearance at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game this weekend, where his interplanetary athleticism was on full display.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sat down with Dime after the game to chat about all sorts of topics, like his love for the television show Castle, how Smush Parker influenced him as a dunker (no, really), the ongoing Kevin Love rumors, his Draft night controversy, and more. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled From Pro-Am By Agent

Anthony Bennett

In a development sparking internet rumors of an imminent Kevin Love trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anthony Bennett was pulled from a Toronto pro-am. Further stoking the fire? Bennett and Love are represented by the same agent, Jeff Schwartz. Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” To Add Love

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

Kyrie Irving is having quite a summer. After agreeing to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 1st, the 22 year-old All-Star learned he’d be playing with LeBron James. And as Irving trains with USA Basketball this week in advance of September’s FIBA World Cup, it appears ever likely that Kevin Love will be his teammate, too. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Love Withdraws From Team USA Consideration; Requests Trade To Cavs?

Kevin Love

Barely 24 hours after losing Blake Griffin comes news that USA Basketball will be playing in the FIBA World Cup without Kevin Love, too. The stranded Minnesota Timberwolves superstar withdrew from consideration for Team USA today “because of his current status.” Thickening the plot even further? Fox Sports Ohio reports that Love has officially requested a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Cavs Still Have Best Chance To Land Kevin Love

Kevin Love

The Kevin Love sweepstakes rumbles on with just a scant 200-plus days until the 2015 NBA trade deadline means the ‘Wolves likely lose him in free agency next summer. While the Cavs have officially signed Andrew Wiggins, necessitating a 30-day waiting period before Cleveland can move him as part of their offering for Love, they’re still the front-runners for the 25-year-old forward’s services — especially in lieu of the recent revelations from Chicago. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Bulls Are Loyal To Nikola Mirotic

Nikola Mirotic

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly prefer the Chicago Bulls’ potential trade package of Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and Nikola Mirotic for stranded superstar Kevin Love. One small problem for the ‘Wolves: Chicago might not actually offer it. According to the Chicago Tribune, of the reasons the Bulls are hesitant to complete such a trade is an assurance they made to Mirotic that he’d be in the Windy City for the long-haul. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

Kevin Love

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said that he’d hoped the team would make a bigger splash this offseason, seemingly suggesting Boston was out of the running for Kevin Love. Just two days later, the Celtics’ quest to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves’ stranded superstar seems all but officially over. A source told CSN New England that Boston is finally ready to move on from the Love sweepstakes. Read More »

Smack / Jul 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Taj Gibson Says D-Rose Will “Come Back Dominant”

Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose

It’s been so long since Derrick Rose was the player grade school kids only vaguely remember from his 2011 MVP season, it’s hard not to think he’s been stranded on Neptune in the ensuing years. He hasn’t, and — in case you forgot — he played this past season, albeit as a shadow of his former self during 10 regular-season contests before injuring his other knee. He’s come back from two major surgeries, though, and he could have suited up in June. Teammate Taj Gibson, for one, thinks Rose will “come back dominant” next season. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Bulls Offering Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic to ‘Wolves For Love

Taj Gibson

Terms of the Chicago Bulls’ trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love have emerged. According to Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops, the Bulls are willing to surrender Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic if it nets them Love. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:35 pm

Cavs Trade Carrick Felix, Paving Way For Love Deal

Carrick Felix, Anthony Bennett

Last night, Cleveland traded Carrick Felix, a 2015 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Utah Jazz in exchange for John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. The actual players changing teams in the deal aren’t that significant, it’s the non-guaranteed nature of their contracts that clears the way for a possible Kevin Love trade. Read More »