Cleveland Cavaliers sign Andrew Wiggins, can't trade him for 30 days
Due to league rules that ban rookies from being dealt in the first 30 days after signing their contract, Wiggins cannot be traded until Aug. 23. Wiggins' name has been linked to trade rumors involving Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.
The Chicago Bulls have reportedly made an offer for Love, but that trade would not be able to happen for 28 more days, because two rookies, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic signed their deals Tuesday
Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Minnesota's best offer for Love so far is Cleveland's offer that includes Wiggins.
ESPN sources say that, as things stand, Minnesota likes the Cavs' Wiggins-led offer better than anything else on the table for Kevin Love — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014
But fact Cleveland now must wait 30 days before Wiggins can be legally dealt does put Cavs at risk for someone else trumping their offer — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014
- Sarah Barshop