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Whole lotta Love: Cavaliers set to introduce Kevin Love, forming Big 3 with LeBron, Irving

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half on an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half on an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Cavaliers are getting some Love.

The team is set to introduce All-Star forward Kevin Love at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Love was acquired Saturday in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA title contender.

Love spent his first six seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who received No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, last year's top choice, from the Cavaliers.

Love has never made the playoffs, but that should change when he joins LeBron James, who re-signed with the Cavs this summer. The trio of Love, James and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving gives Cleveland a devastating Big 3 that will be difficult for teams to defend.

Love and James won an Olympic gold medal together in 2012, and the pair will try to end Cleveland's 50-year drought without a sports championship.