Sports Headlines - July 18



Cavs now open to dealing Wiggins for Love

To deal or not to deal, that is the question for the Cleveland Cavaliers regarding their coveted No. 1 pick this year, Andrew Wiggins.

The Cavs are now considering dealing Wiggins, along with some other pieces, to acquire All-Star forward Kevin Love.

Since Lebron James announced his return to Ohio, the Cavaliers have been making moves to secure some veteran talent around the four-time MVP, including moves to acquire Mike Miller from Memphis who is also actively recruiting Ray Allen.

But this announcement comes in stark contrast to statements made by new head coach David Blatt, who said privately and publicly that the team would not deal Wiggins.

The deal would reportedly include Wiggins and another player, possibly even last year’s first
overall pick Anthony Bennet, and some cash for Love and Kevin Martin, who is reportedly being attached to any discussion of trade around Love.

The Timberwolves are also talking with Golden State about a Love Trade, who could offer up All-Star David Lee and Harrison Barnes, but said they would not include Klay Thompson.

 
Love will become a free agent after the 2014-15 season, but told Minnesota he would not re-sign with them, prompting the Wolves to begin trade talks.



Amnestied Boozer will be Laker next season

 
Carols Boozer will soon be wearing the purple and gold of the Los Angeles Lakers as the west-coast squad submitted the highest bid for the amnestied power forward.

The Bulls parted ways with Boozer earlier this week, and the bidding quickly began. LA won with a $3.25 million offer.

Nine teams with cap space were able to make a blind bid to pick up the remaining portion of Boozer’s $16.8 million deal with Chicago.

The Bulls still have to pay the remaining $13.6 million that he is owed this season on the final year of his current contract. Releasing him, however, removed that much money from Chicago’s books for salary-cap and luxury–tax purposes.

 
Boozer will join a rebuilding Lakers squad and two other power forwards signed in the last day, Ed Davis and Jordan Hill.

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