HoopsHype Trade rumors

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

Thaddeus Young has heard the rumors about being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Friday morning, Young could not say whether or not the reports were true. "I know nothing as of right now," Young said at his annual basketball camp in King of Prussia. "I have seen stories, but as of right now I haven't heard anything. My focus is not on that. It is here at this camp with my son and the rest of the kids at the camp." CSNPhilly.com

Young was asked to reflect on his seven years playing for the team that selected him 12th overall in the 2007 draft. "I still don't know if I am leaving Philadelphia," Young said. "This city has helped me grow and become the basketball player I am today. They let me know when I am doing bad, and they let me know when I am doing well. This city has made me stronger as a basketball player." CSNPhilly.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

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