Jul 28, 2014 6:17 PM EDT
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.
Jul 28, 2014 4:53 PM EDT
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.
Jul 28, 2014 10:47 AM EDT
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."
Jul 26, 2014 10:22 PM EDT
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.
Jul 26, 2014 1:42 PM EDT
Kevin Love has withdrawn from the USA Basketball this summer due to the uncertainty of his trade request from the Minnesota Timberwolves.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.
Jul 26, 2014 12:54 AM EDT
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.
Jul 25, 2014 10:32 AM EDT
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.
Jul 24, 2014 4:04 PM EDT
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.
Jul 24, 2014 12:23 PM EDT
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.
Jul 23, 2014 11:08 AM EDT
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.
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The Wolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers in the form of non-guaranteed contracts.
The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.
Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Timberwolves.
A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.
The Cavaliers are now interested in including Andrew Wiggins in their trade proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.
Jul 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
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.
Ricky Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, is seeking a five-year max contract.
Jeff Goodman polled 12 NBA executives about whether the Cleveland Cavaliers should offer Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.
Evan Turner has found his market to be tepid in free agency.
Jul 14, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets hope to acquire another star player via trade after Chris Bosh decided to stay with the Heat.
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.
The Warriors are withholding Klay Thompson from their trade offer for Kevin Love, instead offering David Lee and Harrison Barnes.
Jul 11, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kevin Love is seeking a trade this offseason ahead of his 2015 free agency.
Andrew Wiggins has been rumored to be a necessary piece should the Cavaliers trade with the Wolves with Kevin Love.
The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade for Kevin Love, which would be contingent on the team signing LeBron James.
The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Timberwolves have secondary interest in Chandler Parsons, according to a source.
Andre Iguodala believes the Warriors should not include Klay Thompson in a trade for Kevin Love.
The Warriors and Wolves are contemplating a trade of Klay Thompson and David Lee for Kevin Love and Kevin Martin.
The Warriors believe a core of Kevin Love and Stephen Curry would be appealing to LeBron James.
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