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Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love.

The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction.

Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.

Young has been the subject of trade rumors since Sam Hinkie became general manager of the 76ers last year.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Mo Williams Agrees To $3.75M Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a one-year, $3.75 million deal

Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.

Williams averaged 9.7 points per game last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Klay Thompson Expects To Remain With Warriors

Klay Thompson expects to remain with the Golden State Warriors next season.

The Warriors have engaged the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks.

"We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league," Thompson said.

"I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be huge, but I feel like we can make big strides this year.

"The fact that I haven't been traded yet makes me feel comfortable. That speaks for itself."

"Every year there is some rumor in play and teams are trying to make a power move," Stephen Curry said. "But they've made a decision, at least it seems like they have, that Klay is an investment they don't want to give up. That speaks volumes to what he has been able to do in his career and his potential. I'm happy that he's my backcourt mate."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Saunders Increasingly Interested In Trading For Wiggins, Bennett

Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love.

Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered.

Saunders is president of the Wolves and also the head coach, so he was unlikely to want an extended rebuild.

‘‘It gives [Saunders] a chance to mold the team how he wants it,’’ the source said.

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Kevin Love Withdraws From USA Basketball

Kevin Love has withdrawn from the USA Basketball this summer due to the uncertainty of his trade request from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are interested in trading for Love, but no deal is expected to be complete until at least the middle of August.

Love was expected to be a key part of the United States' World Cup of Basketball roster.

Sources said that Love couldn't risk injury at this point with the trade talks in a sensitive place.

Via Jon Krawczynski/AP

Report: Knicks Offered Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. To Wolves For Kevin Love

The New York Knicks recently offered the Minnesota Timberwolves a package of Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert for Kevin Love, according to a source.

The Timberwolves reportedly declined the offer.

Hardaway has good value around the NBA, but Shumpert could be in line for a raise once his rookie contract ends and Stoudemire has one season left on his big contract.

The Knicks could offer Love a maximum contract if he becomes a free agent next offseason.

Via Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers' offer for Kevin Love is presently higher on the Minnesota Timberwolves' wish list than any other team's. 

The Chicago Bulls are also interested in Love, while the Golden State Warriors remain involved. The Cavaliers have seemed most motivated to complete a trade, as the Warriors have held Klay Thompson out of talks and the Bulls initially pursued Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

The Cavaliers are offering Andrew Wiggins, though he now can't be traded before Aug. 23. 

Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Wiggins over Thompson.

Love initially had the Warriors and Bulls atop his wish list, but the arrival of LeBron James has put the Cavaliers on equal footing.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Andrew Wiggins Signs Rookie Contract With Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract.

Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.

Wiggins cannot be traded for at least 30 days. Wiggins has been mentioned in trade rumors involving Kevin Love.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Boston Celtics are ready to all but move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls engaged in talks.

Danny Ainge has targeted a trade for Love over the past few months.

"The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on Wednesday. "Danny's a smart guy. He knows when to keep pushing for something and when to move on."

The Celtics have a huge stockpile of draft assets, but teams seem to be preferring somewhat proven young talent.

Via A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast

Report: Bulls Offer Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.

The trade could not be completed until next month because McDermott and Mirotic just signed their rookie contracts.

The source contends that the Wolves believe this trade offer is better than the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a No. 1 pick. But the Cavaliers could beat the offer by including a second future No. 1 pick.

The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics remain interested in Love as well.

Via Chris Sheridan/Sheridan Hoops

Minnesota Timberwolves Archives

Cavaliers Trying To Acquire Non-Guaranteed Contract To Flip For Love

The Wolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers in the form of non-guaranteed contracts.

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.

Robbie Hummel Re-Signs With Timberwolves

Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Timberwolves.

Cavs Reportedly Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Kevin Love

A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.

Cavs Willing To Include Wiggins In Offer To Wolves For Love

The Cavaliers are now interested in including Andrew Wiggins in their trade proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Warriors, Wolves Continue Kevin Love Talks With Thompson Serving As Impasse

Glen Taylor and Joe Lacob have maintained a level of dialogue and a deal would be done by now if the Warriors relented on including Klay Thompson, which has been at the behest of Steve Kerr.

Rubio's Agent Seeking Five-Year Max Contract From Wolves

Ricky Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, is seeking a five-year max contract.

Rival Execs Split On Whether Cavs Should Trade Wiggins For Love

Jeff Goodman polled 12 NBA executives about whether the Cleveland Cavaliers should offer Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Evan Turner Receives Interest From Celtics, Wolves

Evan Turner has found his market to be tepid in free agency.

Rockets To Pursue Trade For Rajon Rondo Or Kevin Love

The Rockets hope to acquire another star player via trade after Chris Bosh decided to stay with the Heat.

Blatt: Cavaliers Won't Trade Andrew Wiggins

The Cavaliers are interested in trading for Kevin Love, but David Blatt said there's no chance of the team including Andrew Wiggins in any offers.

Warriors Still Not Willing To Include Thompson For Love

The Warriors are withholding Klay Thompson from their trade offer for Kevin Love, instead offering David Lee and Harrison Barnes.

Kevin Love Willing To Commit Long-Term To Cavs If Traded

Kevin Love is seeking a trade this offseason ahead of his 2015 free agency.

Cavs Tell Wiggins He Won't Be Traded For Love, Working On Alternatives

Andrew Wiggins has been rumored to be a necessary piece should the Cavaliers trade with the Wolves with Kevin Love.

Cavaliers Working On Kevin Love Trade

The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade for Kevin Love, which would be contingent on the team signing LeBron James.

Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks, Timberwolves Have Secondary Interest In Chandler Parsons

The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Timberwolves have secondary interest in Chandler Parsons, according to a source.

Iguodala: Warriors Shouldn't Trade Klay Thompson

Andre Iguodala believes the Warriors should not include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love.

Warriors, Wolves Continue Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Warriors and Wolves are contemplating a trade of Klay Thompson and David Lee for Kevin Love and Kevin Martin.

Warriors Believe Trade For Love Would Make Them Viable For LeBron

The Warriors believe a core of Kevin Love and Stephen Curry would be appealing to LeBron James.

Kevin Love Uninterested In Re-Signing With Cavs Amid Talks For No. 1 Pick

Kevin Love made clear that he would not re-sign with the Cavaliers and that has killed talks.
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