TAG: Minnesota Timberwolves

Smack / Jul 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Of Course LeBron Wants Kevin Love In Cleveland

LeBron James, Kevin Love

A popular sentiment offered by league executives, agents, and analysts at Las Vegas Summer League: “David Griffin might be GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but LeBron James is calling the shots.” With news that James has reached out to Kevin Love to express his desire to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ stranded superstar dominating headlines, it seems only a matter of time before the Cleveland Cavaliers have their new Big Three. And though playing with an athlete like the mouth-wateringly tantalizing Andrew Wiggins has obvious benefits, it’s still abundantly clear why LeBron has dreams of teaming with Love. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Cavs Now Offering Wiggins In Deal For Love

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

The domino effect since LeBron James announced he was going back to Cleveland has been extraordinary, never more so than with the Cavs themselves. Sharpshooters Mike Miller and James Jones signed with Cleveland, and now it appears 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins has been included in Cleveland’s latest offer to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Derrick Williams Is At Summer League Searching For Answers

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams is just 23 years-old. He is headed into his fourth season in the NBA. At this age, players should be thinking about their first contract extension and where they want to play long-term. Instead, the former second overall pick is at summer league, not as a spectator, but as a member of the Sacramento Kings team trying to find his place in the league. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 14, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Rockets Will Go After Rondo & Love

Rajon Rondo

The Houston Rockets whiffed on Chris Bosh after he decided to go back to Miami for a longer max deal with larger yearly raises; they chose not to match Dallas’ sweetheart offer for Chandler Parsons, instead signing Trevor Ariza. Now comes word they’re still looking to make a splash by acquiring either Rajon Rondo or Kevin Love this summer. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Warriors Still Won’t Include Thompson In Love Trade

Kevin Love

LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has made them major contenders in the ongoing trade sweepstakes for Kevin Love, but the Golden State Warriors aren’t budging. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, the Warriors still won’t include Klay Thompson in any potential Love trade despite Cleveland’s emergence as a favorite in the proceedings. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 11, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Does Omission Of Wiggins In LeBron Cleveland Reveal Foreshadow Love Trade?

Andrew Wiggins

FINALLY! After Sports Illustrated‘s Lee Jenkins kept the biggest secret in NBA History long enough to make LeBron’s letter to all of us public without it leaking beforehand — ‘cept “Like a BAWSE” Chris Sheridan, now the rest of the free agency dominoes will begin to fall. But, it’s worth pondering LeBron’s diction in his revelatory essay told through Jenkins. James called out specific Cavs players he hoped to mentor, but failed to mention No. 1 pick, Andrew Wiggins. Does this mean there’s a Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal currently roiling? Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Report: Cavs Pursuing Kevin Love Trade Contingent On LeBron James Signing

LeBron James, Kevin Love

While it’s still not totally clear if Carmelo Anthony is in fact re-signing with the Knicks, the other big free agent, LeBron James, is currently meeting with Pat Riley to discuss his future. Riley’s biggest obstacle to re-signing LeBron comes from LeBron’s old team, the Cavs, who are currently working to trade for Kevin Love as a further enticement for LeBron’s signature. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 3, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The Top 10 Questions That Will Be Answered During NBA Free Agency

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Say what you want about the NBA — that its regular season is too long, that there isn’t nearly enough parity, that tanking is ruining the league, or that there’s too much flopping — but there’s one thing even the fiercest of NBA critics can’t deny: the league’s offseason is, by far, the most eventful and interesting of any sport. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Rubio Extension Talks “Won’t Be Easy”

Ricky Rubio

Kevin Love isn’t the only player that has a murky future with the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a report, contract extension discussions between the team and Ricky Rubio “won’t be easy.” Read More »

Latest News / Jun 29, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Report: ‘Wolves, Lakers, Bulls, Mavs Want Parsons

Chandler Parsons

The Houston Rockets made headlines weeks ago when news broke that they declined the fourth-year option of Chandler Parsons‘ rookie contract, making him a restricted free agent this summer. There was risk and reward involved in the move: the chance that Parsons could be offered a new deal from another team so large that Houston wouldn’t match it or that the Rockets could extend Parsons on a discount relative to what he’ll be worth in the future. According to reports, Parsons has the eye of multiple teams as free agency looms on July 1st; Houston will know if its relative gamble will pay off soon. Read More »