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Love to Cavs for Wiggins, more

It's official: Kevin Love is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the new-look team. Meanwhile Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young will try to bring the Timberwolves back to the playoffs. There's no telling what could come of this -- Love is an excellent player, but Wiggins could end up being a superstar, and there's no guarantee whether James' second version of a big three will work out as well as the first.

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  • How would you characterize Kevin Love?

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  • How far will the Cavaliers go this season?

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  • What is Andrew Wiggins' NBA future?

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LeBron James chooses No. 23

LeBron James' other decision has been made. After four years of wearing No. 6 with the Miami Heat, the newly returned Cavalier will go back to 23 for his second stint in Cleveland. Now there's the small matter of finally bringing a championship to Northeast Ohio -- aided, perhaps, by a trade for Kevin Love.

More: Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins still on?

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  • If the Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, will they win the NBA championship in 2014-15?

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  • How will the Cavaliers fare this season if they don't trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

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  • How many championships will LeBron James win in Cleveland?

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Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed Andrew Wiggins on Thursday, meaning he cannot be traded for 30 days. This gives the Minnesota Timberwolves at least that much time to decide whether to send star Kevin Love to Ohio (reportedly in a deal for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-rounder). The Chicago Bulls also seem to have gotten into the mix (with Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic as part of their offer), and the Golden State Warriors (provided they trade Klay Thompson) long have been rumored. What will happen?

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  • Where does Kevin Love rank among current NBA players?

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Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

Perhaps we haven't seen the last of elite player movement in the 2014 NBA offseason. After long insisting they wouldn't trade Andrew Wiggins, the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are willing to include the No. 1 overall pick in a deal that would bring Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves and pair him alongside LeBron James. This would firmly entrench the Cavs in win-now mode. Would it be the right move for Cleveland? For Minnesota?

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  • If you were the Timberwolves GM, would you trade Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for a package that included Andrew Wiggins?

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The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are eyeing Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Kevin Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers' coach, David Blatt, says the 2014 No. 1 draft pick isn't going anywhere, not even for an All-Star to team up with LeBron James.

Whatever his future, Wiggins is doing things now. As in, throwing down a 360-degree, behind-the-back dunk in summer league warm-ups like it's nothing.

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