Cavs-Wolves deal for Kevin Love trade now official

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – All-star forward Kevin Love is now officially a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers after 2014 No.1 pick

Andrew Wiggins’ rookie contract with the team lasted for 30 days, necessary before he could be dealt.

This is another big move for the Cavs who already signed a handful of talented players in the off-season.

He joins shooters Mike Miller and James Jones together with Shawn Marion who inked with the

Cavs in the off-season.

Love had a breakthrough season but again failed to carry Minnesota to the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

He averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

A number of teams tried to lure the all-star forward after he expressed his desire of getting traded.

Although the Cavs were not really contenders early on, LeBron James’ return had a huge impact on swaying Love.

LeBron welcomed Love through Twitter saying, “Welcome to the Land @kevinlove!”

The two-time champion also tweeted a photo on Instagram with him, Dion Waiters, Anderson Varejao,

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with the caption “THE LAND..”

The Timberwolves in return have No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013).

Including a future first-round draft pick which was acquired from the Miami Heat when LeBron left in 2010.

The Wolves have dealt the future first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, together with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved for Thaddeus Young.

Young is likely the best replacement the Wolves can have for Kevin Love, while Wiggins and Bennett

will be major pieces for the team’s rebuilding stage.

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