Cleveland Cavaliers Insist Andrew Wiggins Not Part Of Trade Talks For Kevin Love

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“The Cavaliers insist rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins has not been offered in a possible trade for Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. No one involved would guarantee it wouldn’t happen at a later date, but for now the Cavaliers will proceed in Love negotiations without using the mercurial Wiggins as a trade chip, a source told The News-Herald. Another source told The News-Herald last week the Cavaliers would be willing to deal the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft in a trade for Love — and that might still happen.”

Bob Finnan for The Morning Journal

LeBron James Returns Home To Cleveland

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LeBron James sent shockwaves through the NBA when he announced this afternoon via a letter that he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

I joined Justin Hull on The Home Stretch to talk about the letter, why returning to the Cavs was a wise move and how this will ripple through the rest of the NBA’s free agents over the next few days.

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Toronto Raptors Chat On The Fan 590

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I joined Roger Lajoie on The Fan 590 to talk about Toronto re-signing Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson, how Masai Ujiri has set the Raptors for short-term and long-term success and I daydreamed about a big shakeup in South Beach.

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Spencer Hawes’ 12-Year-Old Self Told Him To Sign With Los Angeles Clippers

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“Even taking a little less money, this opportunity was too exciting to pass up. I’ve had a taste of the playoffs before, but being a part of this team will be just incredible. You get to a point where you really realize what’s important, and I was thinking: ‘What would my 12-year-old self have done? What would he prioritize?’ It was this opportunity and what they’re building with the Clippers.”

Spencer Hawes to Yahoo! Sports

Free Agency Update On SiriusXM

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I was a guest on Norm at Night on SiriusXM to talk about the crazy first week of the NBA’s Free Agency period. We talked about where Carmelo Anthony should sign, praised Toronto for re-signing Kyle Lowry, I explained why Bruno Caboclo wasn’t a reach at #20 and we talked about the three Canadians drafted in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

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NBA Summer Update On “The Home Stretch”

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I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to chat about what has been a wild and wacky week in the NBA. We talked about Jason Kidd ditching the Nets for the Bucks, I tried to predict where Carmelo Anthony would end up and we gave LeBron James props for his Decision a few years back.

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Masai Ujiri Isn’t Worried About Being Popular

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“For me, I’ll always go with the best (available) talent. We did our due diligence. I went to Brazil three times to see him. Jeff (Weltman) went a couple of times. Our scouts went a few times to see him. We felt comfortable. A few days ago we took Coach Casey and we worked him out in Houston. Coach Casey and Jama (Mahlalela) worked him out and felt comfortable, too.

“I’m not here trying to be popular; that’s not what’s important to me. I’m trying to look out for the organization long-term and I think long-term we’ll look at Bruno (Caboclo) and say at least he has a chance (to be something special).”

Masai Ujiri Talking About Critics Who Claimed Bruno Caboclo Was A Reach

Masai Ujiri Talks About Bruno Caboclo

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Masai Ujiri told the media he’s not worried about making the popular pick, talked how he discovered Bruno Caboclo and explained that he felt Cabolco could make an impact on the team next season.

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