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February 19, 2015 Updates

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

February 11, 2015 Updates

With yet another move designed to get the team younger and build for the future, it’s natural to ask a veteran like Thad Young whether he feels his days in Minnesota are numbered. Of course, he wasn’t about to bite on that one. “I just continue to play basketball,” Thaddeus Young said when asked if he wonders about being traded. “If it happens it happens. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about doing the job you’re supposed to do.’’ Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 2, 2015 Updates
January 31, 2015 Updates

“I gave my blood, sweat and tears literally to this franchise for seven years,” Young said Friday. “It’s great to have these fans behind you because sometimes they can be pretty brutal, but they always stuck behind me, no matter what. … It was a great seven years, amazing seven years. It’s a business and you have to move on, but definitely I miss this place.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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