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August 9, 2014 Updates

The Cavs were granted permission last month by Minnesota to speak to Love and his representatives in an introductory fashion, sources say, while James and Love have also been in direct contact in recent weeks about their long-term intentions of playing together. ESPN.com

August 8, 2014 Updates

As for Love, he first hesitated to say much other than he hopes the reported trade will happen. He praised Love and the time they spent together on the U.S. Olympic team and said he welcomes the chance to play with Love in Cleveland. "If it happens, I'm very excited," James said of Love. "I don't really care about the 26 (points) and 12 (rebounds Love averaged last season). I care about the basketball IQ." FoxSports.com

Kevin Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as soon as legally possible later this month. This will be the end of an era in Minnesota as Love has been with the franchise since he was taken with the 5th selection in the 2008 NBA Draft. Just like when any star player leaves a city, the fans are pis … What’s that? The people of Minnesota understand? Never mind. The Big Lead

Tommy Beer: Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection Twitter

August 7, 2014 Updates

Asked about his reaction to Minnesota reportedly reaching an agreement in principle to trade forward Kevin Love to Cleveland, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he didn’t have one. “It doesn’t include our team, so when other teams make moves, that’s really their business,” Kerr said Thursday. Contra Costa Times

The agreement would send Love to Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round pick. But the deal cannot be consummated until a 30-day moratorium on Cleveland's ability to trade Wiggins has expired. Simply put, the terms of the trade can be re-examined in the meantime, or either side could decide not to finalize the deal, league sources said. The whole scenario erected a tightrope between Cleveland and Minneapolis that both teams will have to walk for 16 days. Neither team was confirming the arrangement Thursday, for fear of reprisal from the league office over the 30-day rule, sources said. CBSSports.com

On one hand, rules are rules. On the other, a deal is a deal. Both teams will face enormous pressure from all parties involved to honor their word. "In this business," one party involved in the talks said, "nothing is done until it's done." CBSSports.com

The Warriors haven't spoken with Minnesota for weeks about Love trade scenarios, another league source said. That's due in part to their long-held reluctance to include Thompson in the discussions, but also due to the fact that the Cavs and Wolves settled on these basic deal points weeks ago -- before Love pulled out of his Team USA obligation, one of the league sources said. One rival GM told CBSSports.com that Minnesota has been exploring a separate trade with Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young, who would replace Love in the Wolves' starting lineup. CBSSports.com

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