Hello. Here's a review from yesterday, although I doubt there were many who missed it.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski made it known that 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. The teams have agreed to the deal, and no third-team is involved with the trade agreement. That pick is top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, then unprotected. The trade won't be official until August 23rd, at the earliest.
Presumably, the Timberwolves remain interested in Philidelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young as a possible replacement for Love.
Speculation figures Bennett as the vital piece in a trade that would acquire Young, but that transaction becomes complicated if the Wolves, Cavs and Sixers are unable to consummate such a three-team deal. Bennett cannot be combined with another outgoing player in a separate trade for 60 days if he joins the Wolves in a two-team deal. According to Tom Moore of the Courier Times; "the way around that would be for Sam Hinkie and the Sixers to trade a second-round selection to the Timberwolves for Bennett soon after Aug. 23 and then acquire two players - and probably a protected first-rounder - for Young."
Wojnarowski also states that the Wolves still hope to free themselves of J.J. Barea, Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved.
Obrad Fimic, agent for Twolves guard Alexey Shved, told me he's not against having the Russian int'l traded.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 7, 2014
The Minnesota Lynx defeated the Chicago Sky, 74-64.
The Lynx improved their record to 14-1 in games played at the Target Center, Thursday, in somewhat of a dramatic fashion. Trailing Chicago, 64-63, in the final two minutes, Minnesota scored 11 unanswered points en route to their 11th consecutive victory. Maya Moore led the team with a pedestrian 17 points, in addition to collecting five rebounds while dishing out three assists. Lindsay Whalen added 14 points to help the Lynx (23-6) keep pace with the Phoenix Mercury (24-4) in the Western Conference.
The Lynx have five games remaining, three are at home while two are on the road. Moreover, the Mercury have five games remaining until the postseason, two will be played in Phoenix while four will be on the road. If the season ended today, the Mercury would be seeded number one overall and therefore would hold home court advantage throughout the playoffs.
On Saturday, The Lynx are in Phoenix and can surpass the Mercury in the standings with a victory on the road.
I'm just going to leave these things, here.
It's official Twolves Glen Taylor exclusive!"It was a mistake to not give Kevin Love a max deal before.I regret it." pic.twitter.com/ghn1pM1jID— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) August 8, 2014
It is important that every Timberwolves fan see this: https://t.co/js2OkynNvS— AverageJer (@AverageJer) August 8, 2014
Happy Friday, everyone.