TAG: Kevin Love

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 »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Taj Gibson

After courting Carmelo Anthony only to lose him to the extra year New York could offer, the Chicago Bulls have returned to the fold and are in the mix for Kevin Love, ESPN reports. Even though the Cavs still lead the pack — especially if they include Andrew Wiggins in their offer — the Bulls offer an interesting package of players, rather than draft picks. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Future Picks Hold Up Love Talks Between Cavs & ‘Wolves

Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t currently including Andrew Wiggins in their trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, but might have the juice to complete a deal anyway. The only hold-up? The Cavs are refusing to part with protected first-round picks that the ‘Wolves desire, a report says. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Jason Whitlock: “Wiggins and Canadian Athletes Don’t Want It As Much”

Andrew Wiggins

In an appearance on Keith Olbermann‘s show last night, ESPN columnist Jason Whitlock was asked about whether the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. While answering, he took the time to espouse his opinions on Canadian athletes in general. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Love Talks Reach Impasse Again

Andrew Wiggins

It’s been a peculiar start to Andrew Wiggins’ professional career. As news of LeBron James’ prodigal return to Cleveland caused a ripple effect throughout the league during the height of the free agent frenzy, it also unexpectedly rendered Wiggins’ future with the team that drafted him number one overall increasingly uncertain. Read More »