This afternoon, Minnesota and Cleveland were (finally) able to complete their blockbuster deal sending Kevin Love to the Cavaliers with Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young (from the 76ers) to the Timberwolves.
Of course, the trade call took place in the afternoon. But you cannot blame the Timberwolves for jumping the gun.
They took out an ad in Sunday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune and the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press welcoming the new Wolves to their pack. Of course, it leaked to the Internet before the trade was official:
"Print" scoops Internet. Timberwolves ad, early Sunday edition. pic.twitter.com/H4n2CUMamA
— Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) August 23, 2014
That image is plastered all over the Timberwolves’ social media and Web site at this point now that the deal is official.
Meanwhile, LeBron James welcomed Love to the Cavaliers on Instagram:
I will leave the Cavs Forever hashtag alone for now.
This will conclude this NBA offseason. Is it October yet?