Well, Boston Celtics fans, it would appear that the end is nigh.
That’s right: the Kevin Love sweepstakes appears to have a winner, and if you guessed anyone other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, you just might be a Major League Soccer fan:
Sources: Cavs have agreement for Kevin Love, including long-term contract commitment. Wiggins, Bennett, pick to Minn. http://t.co/r2KmO5owwY
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 7, 2014
It only took the last two number one picks in the NBA Draft to seal this deal. I’ll leave you to consider whether LeBron James’ leaving Cleveland years back was actually part of a master plan to help build the Cavaliers into a championship contender after all.
To make things even more interesting here in the Eastern Conference, it would appear that the Cleveland Cavaliers are also on the cusp of signing veteran forward Shawn Marion:
Just yesterday in this space, we reported that the Indiana Pacers had expressed interest in signing veteran free-agent forward Shawn Marion. The Cleveland Cavaliers had been on Marion’s trail, too, and apparently are the favorite to sign him, writes Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports . . . .
Two top ten (some might argue top five) players . . . Kyrie Irving at the point . . . the veteran leadership and savvy of Marion . . . it’s a good time to live in Cleveland, my friends. (From a sports standpoint only, of course.)
Let’s shift gears and look ahead to the FIBA World Cup – what are the strengths and weaknesses of Team USA as they look to contend for the championship?
This feel-good story is too good to ignore: Becky Hammon has been brought on staff as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. The Spurs continue to prove that they are committed to bringing talent into that organization, no matter what.
And finally, here’s a look at why Boston Celtics big man Tyler Zeller is bulking up this offseason. No, it’s not because he enjoys late night runs to Pedro’s Tacos!