Daily News - July 25, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers must secure a two-year commitment from Kevin Love before making trade -- Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It will take at least two years. That's what most Cavaliers fans probably don't want to hear.

But even with LeBron James, the Cavs probably will need two years to play for a title. Is that a fact? No. A decent guess? Yes.

That's why the Cavs must receive at least a two-year commitment from Love. He is under contract for $15.7 million this season. He has a player option for $16.7 million in 2015-16.

If Love refuses to pick it up right now, the Cavs drop any trade offer. Yes, Love averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota last season. But the Cavs can't risk trading top pick Andrew Wiggins and others and have Love leave after a single season." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and Joe Harris to contracts
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Andrew Wiggins is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The team announced the signing of both Wiggins and second-round pick Joe Harris to contracts Thursday afternoon.

Wiggins, 19, has been the subject of numerous trade rumors centered on Cleveland acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. Under league rules, now that he is signed, Wiggins can't officially be traded for 30 days. However, the speculation will continue. Wiggins will make $5.5 million next season, the full 120 percent allowed under the league's rookie scale, and now carries more value in a potential trade to match salaries." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Andrew Wiggins signs contract with Cavs, can’t be traded for 30 days as NBA enters unique territory
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"Andrew Wiggins has an NBA contract, but he may have to wait another month before he knows for which team he’ll begin his career. Wiggins signed his deal with the Cavaliers on Thursday, but that in no way ensures he’ll be in their lineup on opening night.

Wiggins is the centerpiece in a proposed deal for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, creating a unique scenario rarely witnessed in the NBA. Under league rules, Wiggins now cannot be traded for 30 days.

Rights to the No. 1 overall pick have been traded on a few occasions — Chris Webber getting dealt from the Orlando Magic to the Golden State Warriors on draft night in 1993 is the most recent example — but never since the NBA/ABA merger has a No. 1 pick been signed by the team that drafted him, then traded before ever playing a single game." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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