HoopsHype Thaddeus Young rumors

August 22, 2014 Updates

The long-awaited Kevin Love trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cleveland Cavaliers will finally be formalized soon, but there was an unexpected twist near the end: Anthony Bennett won't go to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the three-team deal after all. According to a person with knowledge of the deal that will be finalized on Saturday, the Cavaliers forward and 2013 No. 1 pick who was rumored to be headed for the 76ers will be retained by the Timberwolves. He'll join 2014 No. 1 pick and fellow Cavaliers youngster Andrew Wiggins in Minnesota, where the Timberwolves will also receive 76ers forward Thaddeus Young and a trade exception (which allows teams to acquire players via trade without taking players back in return) worth more than $5 million. USA Today Sports

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Thaddeus Young has heard the rumors about being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Friday morning, Young could not say whether or not the reports were true. "I know nothing as of right now," Young said at his annual basketball camp in King of Prussia. "I have seen stories, but as of right now I haven't heard anything. My focus is not on that. It is here at this camp with my son and the rest of the kids at the camp." CSNPhilly.com

Young was asked to reflect on his seven years playing for the team that selected him 12th overall in the 2007 draft. "I still don't know if I am leaving Philadelphia," Young said. "This city has helped me grow and become the basketball player I am today. They let me know when I am doing bad, and they let me know when I am doing well. This city has made me stronger as a basketball player." CSNPhilly.com

August 7, 2014 Updates

The Warriors haven't spoken with Minnesota for weeks about Love trade scenarios, another league source said. That's due in part to their long-held reluctance to include Thompson in the discussions, but also due to the fact that the Cavs and Wolves settled on these basic deal points weeks ago -- before Love pulled out of his Team USA obligation, one of the league sources said. One rival GM told CBSSports.com that Minnesota has been exploring a separate trade with Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young, who would replace Love in the Wolves' starting lineup. CBSSports.com

Darren Wolfson: Non-#Twolves FO exec. on Hinkie: "Always asks for way too much." He's doing his job. But also why getting Thad isn't easy. MN still trying. Twitter

August 5, 2014 Updates

Brian Windhorst: "Oh, it's got traction, it's got traction. The deal is done but not done. The teams have agreed but they can't say they've agreed and they can't agree because we're in this weird moratorium period. Because you can't trade Andrew Wiggins until the 23rd of this month. So, between now and then which is what, 19 days? Could something happen? Could a team come in with a trade that maybe Minnesota see? Yes, it could happen, so therefore it is not done. ESPN.com

But essentially, before the papers have been signed there is this handshake agreement that Kevin Love to the Cavs, Andrew Wiggins to the Timberwolves, and I believe Thaddeus Young will end up in Minnesota either as part of a separate deal or as part of a three-way deal. Possibly Anthony Bennett, who is on the Cavs right now, could be rerouted to Philadelphia in part of a deal for Thaddeus Young; there will be draft picks involved. But essentially, what you need to know if you're an NBA fan, Kevin Love is gonna be on the Cavs, barring anything unforeseen, and Andrew Wiggins, the No.1 pick, is going to be in Minnesota. ESPN.com

August 4, 2014 Updates

The Sixers’ Thaddeus Young is also a piece to the puzzle, according to Windhorst, who sees the multi-faceted forward winding up in Minnesota, either as part of a separate deal, or as part of the larger Love deal. The exact details of what the Sixers would be receiving in such a deal are not known, but Windhorst mentioned Anthony Bennett possibily being re-routed to Philadelphia as part of a Thad Young deal. He also stated that draft picks will be involved. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 28, 2014 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, while continuing to discuss trade proposals that would send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, have been exploring their options for acquiring Young from the Sixers, either through a separate transaction or as part of an expanded Love trade. ESPN.com

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