Cavs remain frontrunner in race to get Kevin Love

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jul 26 2014 03:48 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2014 11:48 PM

Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers cannot trade number one overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23, they remain the front-runner to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love in a trade, reported.

According to the report, the Cavaliers' offer still appeals to the Timberwolves more than any other proposal for Love.

The Cavaliers signed Wiggins on Thursday, so they must wait 30 days before they can trade him. They are confident of their chances of acquiring Love and pairing him with star forward LeBron James.

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The Orlando Magic signed free agent guard Luke Ridnour.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound played in 61 regular-season games (14 starts) last season with both Milwaukee and Charlotte, averaging 5.0 points, 2.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game.

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The Atlanta Hawks signed first-round forward/center Adreian Payne. The 6-foot-10 Payne was selected 15th overall by Atlanta in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Restricted free-agent guard Shelvin Mack also re-signed with the Hawks for three years and $7.3 million, Yahoo Sports reported.

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The Charlotte Hornets signed first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The Hornets selected Vonleh, a 6-foot-10 forward, with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Hornets also re-signed guard Jannero Pargo. The 6-foot-1 Pargo has seen action in 47 games for the team after initially joining the franchise on March 14, 2013 when he signed the first of two 10-day contracts.