The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers will be players in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves deal involving Kevin Love.
According to reports, Philly will send veteran forward Thaddeus Young to the Wolves in exchange for last years No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett.
A source informed the Daily News that the Sixers will be sending veteran forward Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
The deal, which two sources have confirmed to the Associated Press, will not be official until Aug. 23, when Wiggins, this year’s No. 1 draft pick, becomes eligible to be traded.
It has been reported that Minnesota sees Young as the right guy to fill Love’s shoes. The Timberwolves, it has been reported, could use the first-round pick they get from the Cavaliers to help entice the Sixers to part with the 26-year-old Young, but that has not been confirmed.
The acquisition of Bennett would of course continue the 76ers’ plan for tanking and rebuilding, while making them the youngest team in the NBA.
Young had a career year with the 76ers, averaging 17.9 points and 2.3 assists a game.
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