ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking at Sixers forward Thaddeus Young as a replacement for power forward Kevin Love, who is expected to be traded before the season begins. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are the three teams believed to be the most serious about acquiring Love. The Timberwolves' move for Young could be part of a three-team Love trade or a separate deal involving the Sixers.
Young, 26, had one of his best statistical seasons of his career last season for the lowly Sixers averaging a career-high 17.9 points to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals in 79 games for Philadelphia. He is owed $9.4 million in 2014-15 with a $9.9 million early-termination option for 2015-16.
The longest-tenured 76er has been preparing for a possible trade since last fall. The Sixers don't seem to be opposed to trading Young but do value him pretty high as a great locker room guy and a leader on and off the court for the young Sixers team.
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