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The Timberwolves expect to complete trade Kevin Love trade by acquiring Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young.

By SI Wire
August 22, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to acquire Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young to complete the trade that sends All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

According to multiple reports, Minnesota is set to acquire Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick in exchange for Love.

MoreWolves' pursuit of Thaddeus Young comes with its own complications

It had previously been reported the Timberwolves would send Bennett to the 76ers as part of the package for Young, but now Minnesota is likely to just include a first-round pick, forward Luc Richard Mbah A Moute and guard Alexey Shved, according to Stein.

Wiggins has not been eligible for a trade because of an NBA rule that bars trades involving rookies for 30 days after they sign their contracts. That wait period will be complete on Saturday.

Young, 26, averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game last season, adding 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He has two years left on his contract and is owed $19.4 million.​

- Scooby Axson

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