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February 19, 2015 Updates

Ricky Rubio: Wow! Trade after trade after trade. This league is going crazy. Best of luck to my boy @Thaddeus Young Welcome back KG!!!! Can't wait. #Wolves Twitter @rickyrubio9

Alex Kennedy: There's nothing imminent on the Nets-Wolves deal with Thaddeus Young and Kevin Garnett. Source: "Garnett may shoot it down." We'll see. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

Alex Kennedy: Source confirms that the Nets and Wolves continue to discuss a Thaddeus Young trade. "Working on it," but nothing is imminent yet. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

But the Wolves, sources say, are hopeful that the chance to play out what might be his final NBA season as a member of the team that drafted him out of high school in 1995 -- and under longtime coach Flip Saunders -- could lead Garnett to reconsider. Such a trade, of course, would also mean the hypercompetitive Garnett has to leave the Eastern Conference playoff race to join a team at the bottom of the West. ESPN.com

February 18, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Wolves and Nets have discussed deal to send Thad Young to Brooklyn in exchange for KG ... who of course has no-trade clause. Nostalgic saps like me would naturally love to see KG play it out in Sota. But even if this doesn't happen, KG has already made it clear (through @SpearsNBAYahoo) that he hopes to BUY Wolves someday. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

February 16, 2015 Updates
February 14, 2015 Updates

Young, 26, is still, well, young enough to be part of a young team’s future, but a clause in his contract allows him either to opt out this summer or opt in for nearly $10 million, either of which could be problematic. The Wolves just acquired Atlanta’s Adreian Payne because they needed more size at Young’s power-forward position. Young said he still wants to be, and can be, part of the Wolves’ future, even if he might fit better on a contender such as Toronto. “Definitely,” he said. “My wife and kids, who wants to keep picking up and moving? But I know it’s a business.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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