Daily News - August 4, 2014
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Kevin Love will probably be traded by late August, Timberwolves owner tells Minnesota newspaper
Author: Joey Morona
"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Are Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins three weeks away from trading places?
In an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says the team expects to trade Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.
"I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Taylor tells the newspaper.
The late August date suggests Wiggins could be part of the deal because the Cavaliers can't trade him until then. Per league rules, Wiggins can't be dealt for 30 days after signing his rookie contract, which he did on July 24." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Ohioans forgive LeBron James following his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, poll finds
Author: Chris Fedor
"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Many of the negative feelings for LeBron James have been wiped away following his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.
By a 62 to 12 percent margin, Ohio adults forgive James for leaving Cleveland in the summer of 2010 and approve 63 to 10 percent of the Cavaliers' decision to bring him back, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
The independent poll of Ohioans also finds no gender gap as 61 percent of men forgive James and 66 percent approve of his return, compared to 64 percent of women who forgive James and 60 percent who approve of his return." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Andrew Wiggins says, ‘I just want to play for a team that wants me’
Author: Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald
"Andrew Wiggins wants to feel loved, not necessarily be traded for Love.
The Cavaliers rookie swingman appears to be a bit conflicted right now on his future.
“I just want to play for a team that wants me,” he told ESPN. “So whichever team wants me I’ll play for.”
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft is rumored to be part of a package of players headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves for three-time All-Star Kevin Love." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Report: Allen not rushing into decision, 'content with everything that I've done'
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio
"Ray Allen says he's "not in any rush" to make a decision on whether he'll return for another season in the NBA, according to the Hartford Courant.
"I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes," he told the Courant during a break in the Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp on Saturday morning.
Allen is reportedly taking calls from other players who want to make sure he continues his career. According to the story, LeBron James has attempted to lure him to Cleveland, reuniting the pair." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Ohioans overjoyed at LeBron James’ return to Cavs, poll finds
Author: Darrel Rowland
Publication: Columbus Dispatch
"Ohioans have gone from burning his jersey to burnishing his legacy; a new poll shows prodigal basketball star LeBron James is being welcomed back with open arms – and hearts.
By 50 percentage points – 62 percent to 12 percent – Ohioans say they forgive James for leaving Cleveland, a Quinnipiac University Poll released today says.
“‘Come back, LeBron. All is forgiven.’ That's the message from six out of 10 Ohioans on the return of LeBron James,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Connecticut university’s poll, in a release." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Wiggins addresses trade rumors
Author: ESPN News Services
"Top overall NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins told ESPN on Sunday that he just wants to play in a place where he's wanted when he was asked about the uncertainty over his future.
Wiggins' name is at the center of trade talks that would send him to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a package that would net the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love in return.
"I just want to play for a team that wants me. So whichever team wants me I'll play for," he told ESPN's "SportsCenter," from Tarrytown, New York, where he was taking part in a photo shoot for Panini trading cards." - CLICK HERE to read full story.