National Basketball Association roundup

Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:27pm EDT
 
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(The Sports Xchange) - First overall pick Andrew Wiggins signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his future with the team remains in doubt.

Wiggins, who receives $5.5 million under the terms of the deal, is the subject of ongoing trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves centered around All-Star forward Kevin Love. The Cavaliers have not officially confirmed Wiggins is part of the deal, but sources around both teams imply the former Kansas star is indeed available if the Love trade can be consummated.

Per NBA rules, rookies cannot be traded for 30 days after signing a contract.

The Cavaliers also signed second-round pick Joe Harris, the 33rd overall pick in June, to a deal.

Ray Allen is reportedly leaning toward returning for his 19th season in the NBA to continue as a teammate of LeBron James with the Cavaliers.

In two seasons together with the Miami Heat, Allen and James have formed a close bond. After the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Heat for the NBA title, James and Allen vacationed together the week after the NBA Finals.

Cleveland can find room under the salary cap depending on how the Cavaliers' pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love pans out.

Former James teammates Mike Miller and James Jones signed with the team this month.   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