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Wolves To Acquire Young From 76ers For Mbah a Moute, Shved, Miami's 1st Rounder

The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Miami Heat to the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young.

Mbah a Moute's value to the 76ers, at least in part, comes from his close relationship with Joel Embiid.

There had been speculation that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the 76ers, but he will stay with the Wolves following his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Minnesota Star Tribune

Wolves May Keep Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long-anticipated Kevin Love deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may be staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves after all.

The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.

Beat writer Jerry Zgoda reports that Bennett will stay with the Wolves.

"Just a reminder: if you keep reading Bennett is headed to Philly for Young in forthcoming trade...don't believe it," wrote Zgoda.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Anthony Bennett Focused On Basketball, Not Eventual Destination

Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.

The Cavaliers will acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there have been reports Bennett would be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the deal.

“I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett said on Monday.

“Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to play the game of basketball.”

Bennett had a disappointing rookie season after coming back from shoulder surgery and doesn't find the uncertainty on his future distracting.

“Not distracting at all, just still focused on what I have to do, just working hard, keep my body healthy, just watching what I eat,” Bennett said.

“Last summer I couldn’t really do anything, just was pretty much out from the jump. This summer I was back on track right after the season, just watching everything I do, watching what I eat, just making sure everything is right for Summer League. I’m continuing more so I can be ready for the season.”

Via Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Nerlens Noel Credits Rondo For Being Biggest Help In Recovery

Nerlens Noel credits Rajon Rondo for being the biggest help in recovering from a torn ACL.

Noel and Rondo each played collegiately at Kentucky.

"With all the support and love, certain guys, especially Rajon Rondo -- he was definitely the biggest helper through this whole process, he actually gave me his phone number and told me I could hit him up whenever about it. Being from Boston, watching him growing up, and he went through it and he came back as strong as possible, actually before me, so it gave me a lot of confidence, having his good faith."

Noel will begin his rookie season one year after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via James Herbert/CBS Sports

76ers To Acquire Anthony Bennett; Thad Young To Wolves As Part Of Love Trade

The Philadelphia 76ers will be included in the final version of the Kevin Love trade, acquiring Anthony Bennett from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will acquire Thaddeus Young instead of Bennett, along with Andrew Wiggins and a first round pick.

The 76ers will now have Bennett, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams as lottery picks from the 2013 NBA Draft.

Via Mark Perner/Philadelphia Daily News

Anthony Bennett Could Be Traded To 76ers As Part Of Love Deal

Anthony Bennett could be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long anticipated Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade.

The Minnesota Timberwolves would like to acquire Thaddeus Young as Love's replacement and Bennett could be re-routed to the 76ers.

Bennett was selected first overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Cavs, Wolves Have 'Handshake' Deal In Place On Love, Wiggins Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have a "handshake" deal in place on a trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Brian Windhorst said on air Monday that a "handshake" deal is in place between the teams, but that the two cannot come out and say it publicly yet, as Wiggins can't be traded until August 23rd.

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be included in the deal with Thaddeus Young going to the Wolves. Windhorst reported that Anthony Bennett could be sent to the 76ers as part of the deal.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Michael Kaskey-Blomain)

Timberwolves Expect To Execute Kevin Love Deal By Aug. 23-24

The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

"I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said.

Taylor still prefers for the Timberwolves to keep Love. The August date is when Andrew Wiggins can officially be traded.

The Cleveland Cavaliers remain the strong bet for Love, but the Timberwolves are also listening to offers from the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be part of any three-team deal involving Love.

"I think when you move somebody like Kevin, who's been an all-star, that you've got to get a number of players on your team that have the potential of replacing him," Taylor said. "Flip (Saunders, Wolves president) has looked at this team and offensively, he's got a pretty good team. Defensively, it's got to be better, so I think that's where some of the areas will be replaced."

Via Charley Walters/Pioneer Press

76ers To Fight Proposed Changes To Draft Lottery System

The Philadelphia 76ers will fight changes to the draft lottery system that the NBA is pushing to implement in time for next season.

Though there are several facets and the proposals haven't been finalized, essentially the goal of commissioner Adam Silver is to balance out the lottery odds so the worst team or teams wouldn't have the highest chances of landing the top pick, sources said. 

The 76ers are in a multiseason rebuilding project that is depending on a high pick next season.

The 76ers, however, may have a struggle to gain support from Silver or fellow teams on holding off the changes.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Nets Sold Kyle Korver To Cover 2003 Summer League, Purchase Copy Machine

The then-New Jersey Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for $125,000.

The cash covered the Nets' Summer League bill and they spent the leftover money on a new copy machine.

Korver developed into one of the NBA's most valued swingmen.

“We gave away a good player for summer league,” says Rod Thorn, the Nets GM at the time. “It was just one of those things we had to do. At least, that’s how I rationalized it.”

“The game over the last four or five years has become so much more suited to the way he plays today,” says Jerry Sloan, who coached Korver in Utah.

Multiple current GMs say passing on Korver in the draft ranks as one of the worst mistakes of their respective careers.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

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Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

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

Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Pacers.

Rockets Now Moving Quickly On Jeremy Lin Trade

The Rockets would like to sign Chris Bosh to a max offer sheet and need to clear Jeremy Lin.

Julyan Stone In Discussions With 76ers, Kings, Bucks

Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the 76ers, Kings and Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.

Knicks Contact 76ers On Amar'e Stoudemire Trade

Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Amar'e Stoudemire.

Pierre Jackson Diagnosed With Ruptured Achillies

Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the 76ers' summer league opener.

76ers, Bucks Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lin

The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.

Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and was also drawing interest from the 76ers.

Avery Bradley Receives Interest From Celtics, 76ers

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.

Joel Embiid Expected To Miss 5-8 Months

Joel Embiid could miss his entire rookie season with the 76ers following surgery on his foot.

Hinkie Saw Opportunity To Draft Embiid As Soon As Injury News Surfaced

The 76ers would have likely drafted Andrew Wiggins had Joel Embiid not suffered a foot injury that will require surgery.

76ers Expect Joel Embiid To Miss Up To Eight Months With Foot Injury

The 76ers expect a five-to-eight month timetable for Joel Embiid.

76ers Give Up Trying To Trade Up With Cavs

The 76ers are widely believed to want to draft Andrew Wiggins.

76ers Making One Final Push To Trade Up For Andrew Wiggins

76ers, Celtics, Lakers Most Likely To Draft Joel Embiid

With concerns about his health, Joel Embiid is expected to fall out of the top two slots of the NBA Draft.

Vonleh Likes Bosh Comparison, Would Be Comfortable With 76ers

Noah Vonleh said multiple times Wednesday that he likes to be compared to Chris Bosh and that his outside shot has been a point of emphasis since the season ended.

Embiid In Play For 76ers, Magic; Unlikely To Fall Past Kings At No. 8

The 76ers are planning a slow rebuild, so selecting Joel Embiid with the possibility he sits out his entire rookie season as Nerlens Noel did in 13-14 is not an issue.

76ers Add Logo Of Dribbling Benjamin Franklin

The 76ers have added a secondary logo for the 14-15 season featuring a dribbling Benjamin Franklin.

Joel Embiid Has Stress Fracture In Foot, Will Undergo Surgery

Joel Embiid has suffered a right foot injury with one source fearing it may be broken.

Noah Vonleh To Work Out For 76ers On Thursday

Noah Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and nine rebounds this past season at the power forward position.
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