Kevin Love shoots back at Wolves owner Glen Taylor

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves

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

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Taking issue with Kevin Love calling trade “his decision”

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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

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All the numbers on new Cleveland star Kevin Love

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves

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,

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Watch these Timberwolves fans “burn” Kevin Love’s jersey

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves

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

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Could the Timberwolves change their mind and ask for more from Cavs?

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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

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T-Wolves owner: Love likely traded Aug. 23 or 24

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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

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Cavs only team engaged in Love trade talks?

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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

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Former Cavalier Mo Williams to Minnesota doesn’t make the most sense

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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.

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Has Andrew Wiggins actually been included in a Cavs offer for Kevin Love?

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  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

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Cavs sign Andrew Wiggins, start 30-day “no trade” clock

Does this scream "passive" to you?

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

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LeBron has talked to Kevin Love about playing in Cleveland

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans

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

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WFNY Roundtable: Should the Cavs trade for Kevin Love?

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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

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On defensive analytics and the Cavs’ recent issues

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“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

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Home is Where the Hope Is: On the Cavs’ bizarre inability to win on the road

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

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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves reject Cavs offer for Kevin Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly turned down a loaded trade proposal from the Cleveland Cavaliers for All-Star big man Kevin Love. According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, the trade offer was the following: forward Tristan Thompson, guard Dion Waiters and the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft. Per Katz, new Minnesota team president Flip Saunders won’t

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The Diff: Regression to the mean and the Cavaliers

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For my entire archive of The Diff at WFNY, check out this tag. Last week’s edition tackled an aggregate of 60 mock drafts from around the Internet, which obviously didn’t prove that fruitful when the Browns took Barkevious Mingo (projected by only 3 mock drafts). Oh well. Back in my second-ever version of The Diff,

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The Diff: Franchise comparisons for the Cavaliers

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Thanks to all for your really positive feedback about my first-ever edition of The Diff last week about Kyrie Irving’s potential. I’m back today with more talk about the Cavs. Hope you enjoy yet again. For weeks and weeks, one of my favorite NBA topics has been exploring and researching possible franchise comparisons for the

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