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Before Love had his agent push the Wolves for a trade in April, Rubio never did have a heart-to-heart with him about a future together. On a trip to Los Angeles after the T'wolves season ended, Rubio considered talking to Love there, but never bothered. What was the point anymore? "If he wanted to leave, there's no reason to talk to him about it," Rubio told Yahoo. "I really liked playing with him, but I'll play with the players who want to be there. Kevin wants to win. That's normal. He's been there six years without the playoffs. I understand. If I was in the same situation – being one of the best players in the league – and not being able to be in the playoffs, I'd have a lot of frustration, too. The last couple years there have been a lot of questions. It is hard – even if the team is good – the media always talks about it. You don't want to think about it, but everyone is always talking about your main guy this way. And it becomes harder to be focused. Right now, we have to play with the players we have." Yahoo! Sports

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Friday that they will sell single-game tickets through an unprecedented monthly lottery system. With demand at an all-time high thanks to the return of LeBron James, the team decided the best way to allow fans to get a shot at seeing the team that is now favored to win the NBA title was through a random drawing. "There was an internal desire to make sure we could get as many different fans in to see our games as possible," Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski said. "These fans have been with us for the good times and the bad and we want the tickets in their hands instead of the brokers, who are going to buy them with the intention of taking them, reposting them and selling them for a profit." On Sept. 26, the team will start taking names from fans who want to be entered into the lottery. ESPN.com

The players were mostly politically correct in discussing the unexpected exit of the Spaniards, but they had to be as surprised by the development as the rest of us. Kyrie Irving, for one, said he welcomed the fact that the questions about Spain would finally come to an end. "I mean, you know, obviously everybody wanted to see us play Spain, but we're not, so those questions can go out the window," he said. "It's all about Serbia and France, and we're going to prepare as best we can." USA Today Sports

As the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to embark on an exciting season, tickets are in demand to see LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and the rest of the team that is expected to challenge for Eastern Conference supremacy. To meet the demand, the team has adjusted its ticket policies, putting in a new online lottery process, which begins Sept. 26. The new process is intended to keep tickets away from brokers and individuals looking to purchase with the intention of reselling. Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 10, 2014 Updates

Strahan: [On being a pro athlete in New York] Not only on the court, but off the court, you’re the leader. Everything you do is more scrutinized. You have to be more careful than anybody else. And watching LeBron [James] go back to Cleveland, did that affect your decision on staying in New York, and did you learn anything from watching LeBron go back home? Anthony: No. Honestly, I think it was the other way around. I think he saw when I came back home to New York and saw the response and saw the reaction and saw how at peace I was when I came back home. ... I’m pretty sure he looked at that moment and saw that that was a very special moment, and he had the opportunity to go back home himself and regain that love. AdWeek.com

September 9, 2014 Updates


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