In a promotional video hyping the upcoming Cavaliers-Timberwolves game Saturday night, the T-Wolves’ PR team shone a spotlight on a Cav preparing to make his momentous return to the Twin Cities. Some time is spent highlighting Cleveland stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but the video’s thesis is about a certain Caucasian three-point specialist playing his
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-22) 104 Cleveland Cavaliers (17-10) 125 Box Score It was hard to have feelings of remorse after the Cleveland Cavaliers trounced the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-104 in what will hopefully become a vintage 2014-15 Cavaliers performance. There’s an urban legend among the professional basketball-averse that there are only a few good teams in the
The Minnesota Timerberwolves are reportedly discussing a trade of veteran wing Corey Brewer to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the news on Sunday afternoon. Brewer, 28, is an odd piece on the 2-7 Wolves who are limping to a slow start without the contributions of point guard Ricky Rubio.
Hindsight is 20/20.
Flip Saunders likes AB, but says no more threes.
Dunk on, young man.
Newly acquired power forward Kevin Love thinks his former boss, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, should focus more on the players he acquired than the one that left. Following the announcement of the deal that sent Love to Cleveland for two No. 1 draft picks and a future first-rounder, Taylor took a parting shot at
I have a problem with some of the statements that Kevin Love made at his press conference yesterday. I’m trying really hard not to be a self-hating fan, but if I’m being perfectly honest, there are some issues with it. Here’s Love’s statement that set off my antenna. “LeBron signed to come back, and a
Analyzing the statistics on the soon-to-be-acquired power forward Where does Kevin Love rank in the NBA’s elite class? Confidently, I’d say he’s a top-12 player. In case you haven’t done this exercise in a while, it is indeed very difficult to rank NBA players. We know pretty well that the top three are LeBron James,
Hat tips to Deadspin for posting this, but it’s far too good to not share here as well. Plus, it’s kind of a reaction to the ESPN portrayal of Cleveland fans burning LeBron jerseys en masse on the night of The Decision even if it was a couple of isolated fans. Anyway, it appears that
NBA trades are complex and so are the league’s rules regarding tampering. Now that Woj has dropped his bomb, more details about how things have been coming together are leaking. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune indicates that the Cavaliers have been negotiating with Love via a Timberwolves permission slip. Wolves sent Cavs letter weeks
The Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumors are getting stronger every day. This time the news comes from a direct source, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Kevin Love will likely be traded on either August 23 or 24. Taylor told the Pioneer Press, “It’s most likely because Kevin has made
Since the return of LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been talking to the Minnesota Timberwolves about Kevin Love. The Cavs have been in discussion to land Kevin Love to pair with James and Kyrie Irving. Over the past several weeks, there have been talk of the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors engaging in the trade
Former Cavaliers all-star point guard Mo Williams signed a deal with Minnesota today. The deal is smallish for one year and $3.75 million. CBS’ James Herbert notes that it’s not the most obvious fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves which obviously has me thinking. The cynical view here is that Minnesota doesn’t need a 31-year-old backup guard.
Someday we’ll find out these things for sure, but the sources and details are flying and as is often the case, there’s disagreement or at least confusion. Most everyone who thinks about this potential trade at all assumes that Minnesota talks about Andrew Wiggins and that the Cavs likely do as well. The wording
It’s finally happened. The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced the signing of their number one overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. [Also see: WFNY’s Kevin Love Trade FAQ] Cavs officially signed Andrew Wiggins today to a deal starting at $5.5 million. He cannot be traded for 30 days. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 24, 2014 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/492398283781054464 As
The murmurs continue: LeBron James has reportedly talked to Kevin Love about the possibility of playing together with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears reported the news on Thursday evening. Love is enthusiastic about the idea of teaming with James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources said. James’ decision to sign only a
And you thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers were done with lightning-rod debates for the summer? No, my friend, they are just getting started. During the four days since LeBron James’ letter, Twitter has been on fire with all sorts of takes on the potential for a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love. To get a sense
“Math is winning out on offense in the NBA.” These were the words of Grantland’s Zach Lowe, the man whose writing represents basketball’s best combination of analytics with the league beat. But what does Lowe mean by that exactly? And where can we see information relevant for the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, owners of the NBA’s
The mighty Cleveland Cavaliers are one of just nine teams to be undefeated within the confines of their own home, toppling would-be contenders in the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves in addition to the upstart Philadelphia 76ers. The woeful, scream-from-the-Twitter-mountaintops version of the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of just eight teams to have yet been dubbed victorious