2Day's 2 Cents: Kevin Love, meet Captain Obvious

  • Updated: August 4, 2014 - 11:47 PM
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The long-discussed trade of Wolves star Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, last year’s No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and other assets is not official. It can’t be made official until Aug. 23 — which is 30 days after Wiggins signed his rookie contract, per NBA rules. But when you add up all the clues, it leads to a near-certainty that, pending something stupid happening, this will go down in a few weeks. To refresh your memory, here are those clues:

Clue

What it might mean

What it makes us believe

July 2: It becomes public that Love has pulled out of the celebrity softball game in conjunction with the All-Star Game at Target Field.

Love, knowing he will be traded, doesn’t want the public backlash from Minnesota fans.

That a Love trade was increasingly becoming an inevitability.

July 11: LeBron James announces his return to Cleveland in a letter on SI.com. In it, he mentions several Cavs players by name … but not Andrew Wiggins or Anthony Bennett.

LeBron, knowing both players were on the way out, didn’t want to make it seem like they would be teammates for long.

That a trade involving Wiggins and Bennett was increasingly becoming an inevitability.

July 26: It is announced that Love is backing out of a commitment to play for Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Love, not wanting to risk an injury that would derail a trade — look what happened to Paul George on Friday — played it safe.

That a Love trade to was increasingly becoming an inevitability.

Thursday: ESPN reported the Cavaliers were the only team the Wolves were dealing with in a trade scenario for Love.

Things were moving along and we could finally stop talking about Golden State’s lame offer.

That a Love trade to Cleveland for Wiggins and Bennett was increasingly becoming an inevitability.

Saturday: Word spread that Wiggins Cavaliers jerseys were no longer for sale via NBA.com.

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