Report: Kevin Love to Join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland

By D.J. Byrnes on August 7, 2014 at 10:31 am
Love won't wear 42 as it's retired by Cleveland (Nate Thurmond) [Image via Twitter]

Somebody on Twitter said Andrew Wiggins was gone the second he went unnamed in LeBron James' coming-home essay, and it looks like he was right.

As Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported: Wiggins — days after this bizarre interview on ESPN — will be shipped to Minnesota along with former overall No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft in exchange for Kevin Love. The deal has been called a "firm agreement" and can't be finalized until August 23rd.

The kicker is, Love agreed to sign a long-term deal in Cleveland. (Although it remains unclear if he has any opt-out clauses.)

So, for at least the 2014-2015 campaign (LeBron can opt out next summer, after all), Cleveland, Ohio will have an NBA superteam.

The year of Luigi is truly a remarkable time to be alive.


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