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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

Shawn Marion Unlikely To Re-Sign With Mavs

Shawn Marion almost certainly will not re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason.

Marion spent five seasons with the Mavericks and helped the franchise win the 2011 NBA Finals.

“It was memorable, baby,” Marion said. “It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most years we reached them. And to win a championship, it was unbelievable. I wish we could have made a couple more runs at it, but it is what it is.”

Marion would like another shot at winning a title.

“If I see something really comfortable, then I’ll do it,” Marion said. “Right now, I’m just staying with my [newborn] son and relaxing. It’s only July, man. We got two more months. We’ll just wait and see how it works out.”

Marion plans on planting roots in Dallas even though he'll play elsewhere.

“It was an amazing run in Dallas,” he said. “Who knows what the future holds? But I definitely will be retiring in Dallas. I love living there. I’m building my dream home there, and that’s where I’ll spend most of my time.”

 

Via Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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

Bledsoe: Suns Using Restricted Free Agency Rules Against Me

Eric Bledsoe made his first comments Saturday since entering restricted free agency on July 1.

Bledsoe remains unsigned after receiving a four-year, $48 million offer from the Phoenix Suns.

"I'm letting my agent Rich Paul handle it," Bledsoe said. "You know, I understand the Phoenix Suns are using restricted free agency against me but I understand that."

The Suns are the only team that can give Bledsoe a five-year contract and that could be worth up to $84 million, leaving open the possibility that Bledsoe's camp could desire a sign-and-trade.

The Suns have stated they hope to re-sign Bledsoe.

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

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

Byron Scott Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with Byron Scott.

Scott was most recently head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Scott played for the Lakers during his playing career.

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Will Cherry Receiving Interest From Cavaliers, Raptors

Will Cherry is receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, according to a source.

Cherry averaged 12.8 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Cavaliers in summer league.

Cherry spent last season with the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Omri Casspi To Sign With Kings For One-Year, Vet Minimum Deal

Omri Casspi will sign a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after clearing waivers on Friday.

Casspi's deal will be for the veteran's minimum.

Casspi began his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings as their first round draft pick in 2009.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Omri Casspi Goes Unclaimed On Waivers

There had been an expectation that a team would claim Omri Casspi.

Shelvin Mack Agrees To Three-Year, $7.3M Deal With Hawks

Shelvin Mack has been a restricted free agent after averaging 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game.

Lakers Offer Job To Byron Scott

The Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott.

Heat Non-Committal On Re-Signing Michael Beasley, Greg Oden

The Heat have three remaining roster spots and have been non-committal with Michael Beasley and Greg Oden.

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

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

Francisco Garcia Discussing Deal With Rockets, Others

Francisco Garcia will likely make a decision in the next few weeks.

Jameer Nelson Finalizes Two-Year, $5.6M Deal With Mavericks

Jameer Nelson will earn $2.73 million in the first season of his deal and $2.86 million in Year 2.

Andrew Wiggins Signs Rookie Contract With Cavs

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

Agent Of Josh Huestis Proposed Delaying Rookie Contract By Going To D-League

Josh Huestis will receive approximately $25,000 instead of $750,000.

Lakers Deny Waiting To Hire Head Coach With Rivers Potentially Becoming Available

Doc Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.

Rockets Sign Clint Capela

The Rockets had considered keeping Clint Capela in Europe this season in hopes of using cap space to sign Chris Bosh.

Jameer Nelson To Sign $2.7M Deal With Mavericks

The Mavericks are using their room exception to sign Jameer Nelson.

Magic Sign 2nd Round Pick Devyn Marble

Devyn Marble was the 56th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Celtics have been unable to deliver an attractive enough proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Source: Ray Allen Leaning Toward One More Season, Signing With Cavaliers

Ray Allen would join former LeBron James on the Cavaliers.

Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.

Erick Green To Sign With Nuggets

With Erick Green, Denver will have 14 guaranteed contracts.

Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the Pelicans.

Mavericks Void One-Year Deal Of Rashard Lewis

Rashard Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.

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

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