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August 7, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Non-#Twolves FO exec. on Hinkie: "Always asks for way too much." He's doing his job. But also why getting Thad isn't easy. MN still trying. Twitter

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a firm agreement Love will opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The deal cannot be finalized until Aug. 23, because Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, cannot be traded until one month after the signing of his rookie contract. The two teams have agreed to the deal, but neither would have recourse if the other decided to pull out of the arrangement before it can be formally completed this month. No third team is involved in the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade agreement. Yahoo! Sports

August 6, 2014 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: Wolves still hopeful of creating a roster spot for GRIII but he could spend much of season in D League if he makes the team Twitter @JerryZgoda

August 5, 2014 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team's 2014 preseason schedule. The Wolves will play seven exhibition contests, including two games at Target Center, and three off-site games: Friday, Oct. 17 vs. Milwaukee at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sunday, Oct. 19 vs. Oklahoma City at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and Friday, Oct. 24 vs. Chicago at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Wolves will serve as the home team in Cedar Rapids and the visitor in the other two off-site contests. The fans first chance to see the 2014-15 Wolves at Target Center will be on Friday, Oct. 10 as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:00 p.m. The Wolves' second preseason contest at Target Center will be a matchup against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, Oct. 21. In the other two preseason games, Minnesota will travel to Indiana to play the Pacers on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and go to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks on Wednesday, Oct. 22. NBA.com

Brian Windhorst: "Oh, it's got traction, it's got traction. The deal is done but not done. The teams have agreed but they can't say they've agreed and they can't agree because we're in this weird moratorium period. Because you can't trade Andrew Wiggins until the 23rd of this month. So, between now and then which is what, 19 days? Could something happen? Could a team come in with a trade that maybe Minnesota see? Yes, it could happen, so therefore it is not done. ESPN.com

But essentially, before the papers have been signed there is this handshake agreement that Kevin Love to the Cavs, Andrew Wiggins to the Timberwolves, and I believe Thaddeus Young will end up in Minnesota either as part of a separate deal or as part of a three-way deal. Possibly Anthony Bennett, who is on the Cavs right now, could be rerouted to Philadelphia in part of a deal for Thaddeus Young; there will be draft picks involved. But essentially, what you need to know if you're an NBA fan, Kevin Love is gonna be on the Cavs, barring anything unforeseen, and Andrew Wiggins, the No.1 pick, is going to be in Minnesota. ESPN.com

 

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