So in Lebrons first move as a GM/executive and player…
Finally, and to be honest its Andrew Wiggins I am happy for but the Kevin Love/Wiggins saga is over, I am happy because I think this guy is going to be a star and this has been an absolute horrible way to start of your career, not knowing where to buy your house, where you are going to live or if your team even wants you, Wiggins even said “I just want to play for someone that wants me.”
As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly agreed on the principles of a multi-player, blockbuster trade for the All-Star forward. The Cavs will send rookie Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick to Minny in exchange for Love. To be honest Love isn’t injury prone it’s a good trade for both teams, even though it baffles me when thinking of what Minny could of got from Golden State Warriors.
Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a firm agreement Love will opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, league sources said.
The deal cannot be finalized until Aug. 23, because Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, cannot be traded until one month after the signing of his rookie contract. The two teams have agreed to the deal, but neither would have recourse if the other decided to pull out of the arrangement before it can be formally completed this month. No third team is involved in the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade agreement.
Part of the Cavaliers’ motivation in making the deal for Love was a belief Love would have ended up with the rival Chicago Bulls in a trade and created a significant obstacle in the Eastern Conference, sources said. Cleveland wouldn’t have had the salary-cap space to sign Love next summer and could have only obtained him through the trade with Minnesota in a deal now.
Minnesota reportedly still hopes to get rid of J.J. Barea, Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved, so it really sounds like they plan to start all over again and rebuild around Wiggins and Rubio, with fingers crossed as to whether Bennet can play.
The LeBron James-Kyrie Irving-Kevin Love trio likely makes Cleveland the favorite to win the 2015 NBA title, and inarguably the most intriguing squad in the L.
Love, 25, averaged 26 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Timberwolves last season. His run in Minnesota ends after six seasons and three All-Star appearances.
Sky sports has them as the favourites to win next year and it will be very interesting, no PG, a healthy Derrick Rose and I hope a Bledsoe to Miami then don’t forget the Zen master in New York, story lines aplenty, look out for the Wizards and the Bobcats in the east as well trust me it’s going to be an amazing year.