Report: 76ers' Thaddeus Young goes to Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade
Reports emerged Thursday that the Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a deal that sends Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and a 2015 first-round draft pick. According to the Daily News, the 76ers will then trade Young to Minnesota for a package that includes Bennett.
Previously, the Timberwolves had reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Young as a replacement when the team eventually agreed to a deal involving Love.
Young, 26, averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game last season, adding 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He's spent all seven of his NBA seasons with the 76ers, and has two years and $19.3 million remaining on his contract. The second year is a player option.
The reported Love trade cannot be made official until Aug. 23, as an NBA rule dictates Wiggins cannot be traded until one month after he signed his rookie contract.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix discusses why Kevin Love being dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers could potentially develop into the type of powerhouse LeBron James just left behind in Miami.
- Ben Estes