National Basketball Association roundup

Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:03pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are offering No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins in an attempt to acquire All-Star power forward Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, multiple media outlets reported.

The Cavaliers had been reluctant to trade Wiggins but reportedly have recently become open to it.

Cleveland and Minnesota have been in trade talks since the Cavaliers signed superstar forward LeBron James a week ago.

Yahoo Sports reported Thursday that James had contacted Love since the Cavaliers decided to include Wiggins in a possible deal.

However, new Cavaliers coach David Blatt continues to say that the team will not trade Wiggins.

The Timberwolves are also in talks with the Golden State Warriors about a trade involving Love. The Warriors have offered All-Star forward David Lee and forward Harrison Barnes, but they have been unwilling to include shooting guard Klay Thompson.

Love, who is a three-time All-Star, will become a free agent after next season and has told the Timberwolves he will not re-sign with them. Love is reportedly interested in signing a long-term deal with the Cavaliers to play alongside James.

The Chicago Bulls officially announced the signing of power forward/center Pau Gasol and forward Nikola Mirotic.   Continued...

Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) is congratulated by Wayne Selden, Jr. (1) against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the second half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Scottrade Center. Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports