The 30-day waiting period on the Kevin Love trade is over on Saturday as Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded then and the deal is expected to be finalized.
But the trade has morphed a but since we last heard about it a month ago as a new team is involved and more pieces are moving around than originally reported.
According to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Timberwolves are all set to acquire a package from the Cavaliers but they’re breaking it up a bit so that they can acquire Thaddeus Young from the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Wolves will receive Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett, 76ers forward Thaddeus Young and a trade exception believed to be worth at least $4 million that they can use to acquire a player in the next year without being strapped by salary-cap rules.
The trade exception is a new part of the deal but keeping Anthony Bennett may turn out to be a key move for the Wolves moving forward. He’s put together a great offseason and is poised to seek revenge on not only his critics but on the Cavaliers as well. Young and Wiggins are excellent pickups as well considering the Wolves are only giving up Love and some role players they don’t’ even like.
Minnesota’s new lineup could help them with a quick turnaround as Ricky Rubio, Thaddeus Young, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Nikola Pekovic will form an interesting starting lineup if that’s what the Wolves want to roll with in 2014-15.
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