Jan 6, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Thaddeus Young rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves likely to deal for Young?

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves look well on their way to completing a deal that would send star power forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for the last two number one overall picks, forward Anthony Bennett (2013) and swingman Andrew Wiggins (2014).

The deal seems to make sense for both sides – the Timberwolves get a star to pair with forward LeBron James while the Timberwolves would be able to build around Wiggins, the player most believe was the most talented player in June’s draft.

Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors was asked about the Philadelphia 76ers getting involved and dealing forward Thaddeus Young to the Timberwolves in the deal to replace Love at power forward.

Any truth to the Love to CLE rumors where MIN gets Wiggins/Thad and PHI gets Bennett and a couple picks? Is that a done deal once Wiggins can be traded?

That framework is a new one on me, but I’d be really surprised if those three teams don’t hook up on some kind of deal shortly after August 23rd, when Wiggins becomes eligible to be traded. The Sixers appear to be the preferred third team in the equation at this point. So, if that particular deal happened, I wouldn’t be shocked, but don’t bet the farm on those specifics.

Young went for 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game and shot 45.4% from the field, 30.8% from beyond the arc and 71.2% from the free throw line this season.

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