Cavaliers complete trade for Kevin Love

Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo Sports US

What Kevin Love deal means for Timberwolves

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

What Kevin Love deal means for Timberwolves

What Kevin Love deal means for Timberwolves
Replay video
Up next

10 Degrees - A tough road for the rich

10 Degrees - A tough road for the rich Up next

10 Degrees - A tough road for the rich

Kevin Love has officially joined LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavs, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers completed their trade call with NBA officials Saturday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

In the finalized deal, the Cavaliers receive Love while sending Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall picks of the past two NBA drafts, to the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves will also receive forward Thaddeus Young in exchange for Alexey Shved, Luc Mbah a Moute and Miami's 2015 first-round pick, which the Cavs had owned.

The Cavaliers and Timberwolves reached an agreement in principle weeks ago on the basic foundation of the deal, sources said, but Wiggins could not be officially traded until 30 days after the signing of his rookie contract, which ended Saturday.

Prior to reaching an agreement with Minnesota, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had a lengthy meeting in Las Vegas with Love after receiving permission from Timberwolves and NBA officials.

Love will join superstar James and Kyrie Irving to create the most devastating trio in the NBA and will instantly make the Cavaliers a frontrunner to win the NBA championship. James returned to the Cavaliers and his home state earlier this summer after spending the past four seasons with the Miami Heat.

More NBA coverage:

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw learns surrounded by big stars

      Patrick McCaw flings a football across two courts and hits Ian Clark right in the basketball numbers, then jokingly jumps in front of Kevin Durant moments later as if to make an interception against a superstar teammate with a height advantage and … More »

      AP - Sports - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
    • 3DTV: MJ Surprises Biggest Fan

      3DTV: MJ Surprises Biggest Fan

      Dennis Scott talks to Jeffrey Harrison about his love of basketball and his big surprise from Michael Jordan. … More » - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
    • Suns face Pacers in battle of recent Warriors victims

      After dealing with the three of the West's elite teams, the Indiana Pacers finally get a look at the other end of the rival conference's spectrum when a five-game Western swing continues with a visit to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The Pacers … More »

      AP - Sports - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
    • Bucks look to bounce back against Blazers

      After blowing a 13-point halftime lead Monday night against San Antonio, snapping a season-high four-game winning streak, the Milwaukee Bucks will try to get back on track Wednesday night when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at Bradley … More »

      AP - Sports - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
    • Struggling teams clash when Mavericks host Kings

      Missing the playoffs is nothing new for Sacramento, which is working on a decade-long postseason drought. The Kings had high expectations. Sacramento, 11th in the Western Conference, ends a five-game road trip in Dallas. … More »

      AP - Sports - 2 hours 4 minutes ago