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February 28, 2015 Updates

The Timberwolves asked for promising shooting guard Klay Thompson, one half of the league's best backcourt nicknamed the "Splash Brothers." When the Warriors were unwilling to part with Thompson, Love was sent to Cleveland in a package built around 2014 first-overall pick Andrew Wiggins. "That was a crazy summer for me," Love said Thursday morning. "But as soon as LeBron got in touch with me, that was kind of all put to an end. We're both two very good teams. Looking back, sure there's things you can look at and say, 'What could've been.' But I also would've been thinking about this situation had it been the other way around. I'm happy to be here and just want to continue to win." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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February 26, 2015 Updates
February 20, 2015 Updates

Brian Windhorst of ESPN on SiriusXM NBA Radio: I think he’d still be there. LeBron definitely wanted to play with Kevin Love, but remember, Wiggins was not mentioned in the LeBron letter. And on July 7th, the Cavs felt like, if they signed LeBron, they would just keep Wiggins, that they wouldn’t trade him for Love. If Love really wanted to play in Cleveland, he could’ve come there as a free agent next summer. By July 10th or 11th, once LeBron had gotten there, all of a sudden, Wiggins was in the deal. So, you can draw your own map from there. People can deny it from now until those guys retire, but I know exactly what happened. I saw the roadmap. If Wiggins had signed with LeBron’s agency, then Wiggins would have been in the letter. If Wiggins would have been having a relationship with LeBron in the weeks leading up to the draft, then it would have been a no-brainer. NBCSports.com

February 19, 2015 Updates
February 13, 2015 Updates

Even if they won't acknowledge it, the Cavs must perhaps be a little concerned with Love's health in the second half of the season. His numbers suggest that a back injury that's bothered him off and on during the season might be something to monitor. ESPN.com

February 12, 2015 Updates

Kerr is one of the two gentlemen in the Warriors organization who deserves credit for where Thompson's career is heading. For much of July, remember, Thompson was within a hair's breadth of being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a package for Kevin Love (David Lee would have been sent to Minnesota, too, with Love and Kevin Martin coming back to the Warriors). The other is team consultant Jerry West, who was staunchly against a trade involving Thompson from the beginning. That's not to say the deal was an abstract possibility. In both organizations, it was almost a given that a Love-Thompson swap would happen. Warriors ownership really wanted Love, and talking team brass out of making the trade was not easy. As one source privy to the conversations said, "It was not just close, it was a done deal. I thought (Thompson) was gone. It wasn't the 11th hour. It was like 11:58." Kerr and West ultimately were able to pull management back from the brink of the deal. As Kerr puts it, "I would not have taken this job if Klay were not here. I wanted a chance to coach him." Sporting News

Love sat on the floor with the towel firmly planted on his face for approximately 3-4 minutes. When he felt comfortable enough to get up, he proceeded to walk to the locker room with team trainer Steve Spiro by his side. The organization later revealed that he suffered an eye abrasion and would not return to the contest. He will be reevaluated Thursday morning to see if he can give it a go for the matchup that night against the division rival Chicago Bulls. Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 10, 2015 Updates

LeBron James felt no need to clarify any remarks or tweets he has made in recent days and Kevin Love insisted on Tuesday there was no problem between the two stars. “I was caught off-guard when I heard about it,” Love said. ”We’re teammates, we see each other, there’s no problem with us.” James tweeted late Saturday night people shouldn’t worry so much about “fitting out” and instead should try to “fit in” and be part of something special. It was strikingly similar to a comment Love made in October when his teammates were encouraging him to “fit out” and be himself rather than trying to fit in. Akron Beacon Journal

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