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Sources: Cleveland has agreement to acquire Kevin Love, including contract commitment

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a firm agreement Love will opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with the Cavaliers on a five-year, $120 million-plus contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports.


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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    This makes them the favorites. Sports fans in Cleveland have to feel like they hit the lottery.
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  3. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. They still won't be able to beat 4 or 5 teams from the West. They have no bench either. Bring em on.
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    As a Spurs fan I am happy for Cleveland.
  5. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    I agree. West is still the favorite IMO. Love and Kyrie are poor defenders and have had health issues. They are talented and could become really good but I just don't see that team as a favorite. They may not even be able to beat the Bulls if they're healthy.
  6. bounce

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    I think they're definitely a top-tier East team (obviously) but their offense is going to have to average 120 a game, because they're going to give up a ton. They're also turning into the Heat North (which isn't a bad thing) but three huge contracts is going to fill the rest of the roster with minimum guys, and depth killed the Heat in the Finals. Still a great move for them, and one they had to make, but they still have a lot of holes.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    spurs homers are unintentionally funny
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  8. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Right on schedule.
  9. John813

    John813 Active Member

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    I find it funny Gilbert complains about a big three in Miami, has a role in the new CBA limiting teams cap wise, and then goes out and creates the next big three(with big money for all three). Hopefully he chokes on a hotdog.
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  10. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    Pretty sure he said 4 or 5 teams, of which the Spurs are one. This one is a very poor stretch, even for you.
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you are so predictable; but I was bored.
  13. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    he is a spurs homers and like all homers their 'judgement' is at the least suspect
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    this will be a much younger team then the Heat; so they will not run out of juice like several of them did in the finals this year, cough cough wade cough

    It was not that big of a blowout; so all this drivel from the spurs homers is really funny
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  16. JoeyBoy718

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    Cleveland still has no 7 footers on the roster. Varajeo is the center by default but has been injured for 4 years and blocks less shots than a guard. Thompson is a very nice backup. But I don't know if you could have Thompson and Love on the court at the same time. Even Bosh is more suited to play center than them.
  17. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    It's like they forgot the Heat beat the Spurs the year before. Though they probably don't acknowledge it since Ray Allen "stole" it from them. They've also never won back to back. The Spurs are far from a dominant force like the more recent dynasties in the Bulls and Lakers. They've went under the radar for 17 years because they never been consistently dominant. They've been consistently good, but they don't make other teams lose sleep. Last year was the most dominant I've ever seen them.
  18. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    I'm a Mavs fan, and they (in a rebuilding year) came a lot closer to beating the the Spurs than the Heat did.
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  19. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    If you don't think the Cavs are the favorite you probably don't watch much basketball.

    This isn't very complicated at all.

    Right now they have the best SF and best PF going.
    They have 5-7 legitimate NBA players around them.

    Love is not a plus man defender but his rebounding is EXCEPTIONAL.

    CLE is chasing and looks the likely landing spot for Shawn Marion who is an excellent man defender. --Ask the Spurs.

    CLE is a brand new team so learning the scheme and gelling is a fair concern but they are absolutely getting to the playoffs and have to be the odds on favorite given what other true contenders have done which is mostly tread water or move backwards. Only the Mavs of the playoffs teams have drastically improved and they started with 8 seed talent.
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  20. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    The Spurs have a 7 footer I don't know about?

    The Cavs have a 7 footer in back up center Haywood. Haywood won a title as a back up center for Dallas.

    Cavs:
    PG Irving
    SG Waiters
    SF LeBron
    PF Love
    C Varajao

    Rotational guys:
    Thompson 4/5
    Haywood 5
    Miller SF

    and probably Marion 3/4 defender.

    What they could use is a solid vet back up PG. But again they have tons of ammo to make moves. Dallas would give them Felton for a high five.

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