Another report that no, the Cavaliers have no intention of trading Kevin Love

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One would think that winning a title would mean a summer off from blockbuster, time to blow up this roster rumors.

Not for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Despite the forces of logic and repeated denials, there have been rumors floating all summer about the Cavaliers trading Kevin Love. Those rumors are unfounded. Another report along those lines has surfaced via Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Once again, there are some silly trade rumors. I’ve been told since the middle of last season the Cavs have no intention of trading Love. And the same is true after the title.

Had the Cavs collapsed in the playoffs, certainly a trade of Love or almost anyone not named LeBron James would have been possible. But the goal for General Manager David Griffin has been to “bring back the band,” as he’s called it several times. Love is not going anywhere as the training camp looms late in September.

Yes, Love had his struggles matching up with the Warriors in the Finals. However, he was out there on the court in key moments — and was making huge defensive plays.

This is a guy who averaged 16 points and 9.9 rebounds a game, plus stretches the floor with his shooting and is a gifted passer. Trade Love and the Cavaliers do not get equal value back. They get worse. They just won an NBA title, so why exactly would they do this? The GM wants to keep the core together, and it’s hard to blame him.

Logic has little to do with trade rumors, but this one is particularly ill-conceived. Hopefully it dies soon.

Stephen Curry gets four-point play after Klay Thompson foul, Curry does some taunting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Curry is enjoying going against Klay Thompson. Maybe a little too much.

In the first half, Curry was matched up on his Warriors’ backcourt mate and enjoyed that Thompson missed the shot.

Then in the fourth quarter, with the game tight, Curry drained the contested three and drew the and-1 on Thompson — and did a little taunting.

That’s some All-Star fun.

Stephen Curry bounces alley-oop way above rim, Giannis Antetokounmpo slams it down (video)

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CHARLOTTE – Stephen Curry bounced this so high!

I suppose it helps that Giannis Antetokounmpo has such ridiculous reach.

Dirk Nowitzki walks on All-Star court, quickly splashes three threes

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maybe Dirk Nowitzki shouldn’t retire after this season.

Added to the All-Star Game by Commissioner Adam Silver (along with Dwyane Wade) in what is expected to be the final season for the future Hall of Famer, the greatest shooting big man of all time showed he still has the touch. Entering the game midway through the first quarter, Nowitzki proceeded to quickly splash a couple of threes.

And he was not done yet.

Nowitzki never officially said he was retiring….

Giannis Antetokounmpo throws himself alley-oop on free throw… that obviously doesn’t count (video)

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CHARLOTTE – It’s an All-Star game, but you still can’t do that. A free throw that doesn’t hit rim is a violation, and Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly crossed the line early, too:

He was clearly going for levity, and at least he accomplished that.