Nov 19, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards power forward Nene Hilario (42) defends in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 104-100. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards Links: Kevin Love Is Heading To The Cleveland Cavaliers

It looks like Kevin Love will no longer be putting on a jersey for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After weeks of speculation, a deal is finally in place to send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for this year’s number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins and last year’s number one overall pick Anthony Bennett.

Here are the links to the Cavaliers-Timberwolves trade and some Washington Wizards updates.

- Kevin Love is going to Cleveland (via FanSided)

Since Wiggins has already signed his rookie contract, he cannot be traded until one month after the date that he put ink to paper. That means that Wiggins will be eligible for a trade on August 23, so we could see an official deal take place at that time.

- Washington Wizards have replaced Cassell with Brooklyn Nets assistant Rogers (via Wiz of Awes)

Although Roy Rogers was a power forward during his playing days, he does have coaching experience and he’ll probably be a good fit.

- Beal scored 33-points in a Goodman League game after getting cut from Team USA (via Wiz of Awes)

If I’m not mistaken, this was the first time Bradley Beal played at a Pro-AM league during the summer. His teammate, John Wall, gained some popularity for dominating the Pro-AM circuit during the 2011 lockout season.

- Both of the Washington Wizards’ star players were cut from Team USA. I discussed it with Trevor Jackson and Corry Grubbs (via Blog So Hard Sports)

John Wall had to compete with Derrick Rose, who got basically all of the coverage during the start of camp, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and of course, Kyrie Irving. Although Wall is arguably a better NBA player than some of the players I listed, his skill-set doesn’t necessarily translate as well to the international game.

So, that does it for today’s Wizardly Links.

The Kevin Love trade will undoubtedly dominate the NBA headlines tonight and we’ll make sure to cover what this means for the Washington Wizards. Stay tuned.

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