Daily Gossip, Saturday 23/8/14

The FIBA World Cup is right around the corner and all eyes of the basketball world will be fixated on events happening in Spain. BUT, there is some big news in the NBA, even if we knew it all along. It’s finally confirmed.

LOVE TO THE CAVS IN THREE-TEAM TRADE

Kevin Love is finally a Cleveland Cavaliers player, as he leaves the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal that sends Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a projected 2015 first round pick (via Miami) to Philadelphia.

As part of the trade, Philadelphia acquire Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota and Thad Young will go to the Timberwolves.

“Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team,” Cavs general manager David Griffin said in a release. “At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one of the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success.”

LOVE TO WEAR NUMBER 0 JERSEY FOR CAVS?

It looks likely that Kevin Love will wear the “0” jersey for next season in Cleveland.

Via Associated Press’ Jon Krawczynski

THAD YOUNG THANKS 76ERS FANS ON TWITTER

He also had an uplifting note for the Timberwolves fans.

NEPTUNAS INKS EGIDIJUS DIMSA

Via Euroleague

Neptunas Klaipeda kept getting ready for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by inking center Egidijus Dimsa to a one-year deal on Friday. Dimsa (2.04 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys, where he averaged 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in 35 Lithuanian League games last season. He has also played for Tartu Ulikool Rock of Estonia, Silute, Nafta Klaipeda, Aisciai-Atletas Kaunas, Nevezis Kedainiai, Panevezys Techasas and Kadainiai Triobet of Lithuania and Biancoblu Conad Bologna of Italy. Dimsa has also been a member of the Lithuanian national team. He helped Nafta win the Lithuanian second division title in 2007.