The Scoop:This move has almost nothing to do with basketball. The Celtics needed to get guaranteed contracts off their roster to make room for Evan Turner while the Cavs were never going to keep their three players in this deal, which came over in a trade with the Jazz. In addition to Brendan Haywood, the Cavs have over $16 million in unguaranteed money for next offseason in those two deals.
The Cleveland Cavaliers signed top NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, a move that means they won't be able to trade the talented teen for at least 30 days. Wiggins, 19, was taken first overall by the Cavaliers in last month's draft, which was widely considered one of the most talent-laden ever. The Cavaliers gained some room under the salary cap for a possible deal for Love on Tuesday, when they obtained guard John Lucas III and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah for second-year guard Carrick Felix, a second-round pick in next year's NBA Draft and $1 million.