Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) defends during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Are the Minnesota Timberwolves interested in Thaddeus Young?

Lost in all Kevin Love-related trade discussions are how the Minnesota Timberwolves are in prime position to replace the All-Star power forward if they decide to trade him.

Golden State has offered David Lee.

Chicago has offered Taj Gibson.

Cleveland reportedly has last years number one overall pick in Anthony Bennett on the table.

The list runs on and on as you peruse through the T’Wolves trade options and according to Jerry Zagoda, we can add Philly’s Thaddeus Young to the list.

For the last few seasons, Thad Young has been on the trade block as much as Pau Gasol and Rajon Rondo. And like Gasol and Rondo, Young’s respective team fails to deal him at the deadline despite league-wide interest.

The true definition of a “combo forward”, Young found himself one of the few shining stars on a 76ers team that did little to deny their efforts of tanking. Last season, Thaddeus Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists

If the Philadelphia 76ers are truly interested in being the third team involved in a possible Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal, the Young interest could either lead to a frontcourt combo of Young-Anthony Bennett, or allow Cleveland to shop the former number one pick in hopes of acquiring a center that’s know for protecting the rim.

There’s no guarantee that Young is involved in a deal if/when Kevin Love gets traded, but the interest from Minnesota adds another layer to an already, somewhat complex situation.

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