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One key for Rubio is to block outside noise. At the team’s media day earlier this week he didn’t want to discuss ongoing contract negotiations because he thinks it affects him on the floor. Last year he grew weary of the media’s inquiries into an increasingly restless Love. “Of course we had a lot going on last year and the media was talking, they were wondering if Kevin wanted to be here, blah, blah, blah, and that hurt the team and hurt himself,” Rubio said. “Now that he’s not here, the media’s not going to talk about that anymore. I think that’s going to be good for him and for us.” NBA.com

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Sam Amick: More Martin: "No way anybody in my press conference believed I was serious." I blame @Jerry Zgoda for this silliness - ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/kevin-… Twitter @sam_amick

The Kevin Love trade that didn’t happen for the Warriors was revisited as training camp gets going, and from Minnesota’s perspective, the Warriors could have gotten the deal done before the star forward was sent to Cleveland. “Golden State we came fairly close, but they decided not to go ahead with the deal,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told NBA TV, adding that Minnesota wanted players back that would help them in the future. “And finally Cleveland said that they would give us three draft choices.” Contra Costa Times

But all that was then and the now sees Love wearing Cavs colors, teaming with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to make Cleveland the NBA’s latest “It” team. Yes, Love can still be a 2015 free agent — as can James with an opt-out — but with all the movement that took place, the league’s latest mega-marriage hardly seems destined for a one-year run. Love won’t consider anything else. “I’m a Cleveland Cavalier and I’m happy to be here,” Love predictably said. “All that [Knicks talk] is in the past now. I’m here now and I’m not focused in on 2015. I’m focused on today and getting in the gym.” New York Post

Rubio is at his best when he's running free, charging up the court on a fast break, putting the defenders on their heels as he prepares to let a no-look pass fly toward the rim. Last year, the Wolves offense was centered around Love and Nikola Pekovic, two bruising players who do their best work under the rim. "For me, it's just strange," Rubio said of Love being gone. "Of course we're going to miss him. He's one of the best, if not the best, power forwards in the league, but we just have to move on. We had a good trade. I think if the young guys do what they're supposed to do and what we expect them to do, it's gonna be great." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 29, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee heard the offseason trade rumors involving Kevin Love and said they didn't leave him feeling unwanted by the team. "There was no hard feelings," Lee said Monday. "There can't be. Our front office is trying to improve the team, and Kevin Love is a great player. "It happened, and I'm not mad at anybody. I don't feel bad. It's just this is a business." Contra Costa Times

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The campaign is called "It’s on Us,” a message that is intended to make sure that everyone feels a responsibility to confront the problem of sexual assault. It is aimed directly at college campuses, but officials said the recent focus on incidents of domestic violence by N.F.L. players should underscore the need for the public campaign. President Obama signed a memorandum in January creating a task force to respond to campus rapes.White House to Press Colleges to Do More to Combat RapeAPRIL 28, 2014 Officials said the celebrities involved would know how to get through to the millennial generation, but they declined to reveal all but one of the names in advance of Friday’s event at the White House. But they said college-age students will be familiar with them all. The one name they did release: Kevin Love, a center for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the N.B.A. New York Times

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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. Yahoo! Sports

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