HoopsHype Kevin Love rumors

July 18, 2014 Updates
July 17, 2014 Updates

The two clubs have been engaged in trade discussions since LeBron James announced that he would return to Cleveland last Friday. But the Cavaliers' refusal to include the 19-year-old Wiggins in any trade stalled talks, as sources said the Timberwolves were unwilling to send Love to Cleveland without receiving the former star Kansas guard in return. ESPN.com

Tim Kawakami: Checked with an NBA source who says there's no indication the Warriors will up their bid for Kevin Love if Cleveland makes a bigger push. Translation: Even if CLE is willing to put Wiggins into a KLove bid, the Warriors still aren't willing to do the same with Klay Thompson. Twitter @timkawakami

Tim Kawakami: I've heard that GSW front office has been grinding on this one. It's not a 100% clean call. But as of now, they've decided to keep Klay T. Twitter @timkawakami

A league source said on July 17 that the Cavs are now willing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Wiggins, a 6-foot-8, 194-pounder, has played well at the Las Vegas Summer League, where he’s become a crowd favorite. The former Kansas star has averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in the Cavs’ first three games. However, he’s shooting just 37.8 percent from the field. News-Herald

Jeff Zillgitt: Indeed, Cavaliers have put Andrew Wiggins on table in their effort to acquire Kevin Love from Timberwolves who been firm in trade demands. Now waiting to see if enough is being dangled, beyond Wiggins, to entice Timberwolves to trade Love to Cavaliers. Twitter @JeffZillgitt

It was not known if Taylor was bluffing amid reports that some of the trade offers aren't as rich as previously envisioned. "My preference is that Kevin will come to (training) camp -- and I'm sure he will -- and play with the team," Taylor said. Love, who can opt out of his contract next July, repeatedly has said all he wants to do is win. "I say back to Kevin, 'Well, that's all I want, too,' " Taylor said. St. Paul Pioneer Press

July 16, 2014 Updates

The Timberwolves and Warriors have continued to discuss a Kevin Love trade, but the teams remain unable to agree on the framework of a deal, with Golden State still unwilling to include Klay Thompson, according to sources close to the process. ESPN.com

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