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Updated: August 21st, 2014 5:34pm
Looks like Love-Wiggins trade will happen Saturday and involve 76ers

Looks like Love-Wiggins trade will happen Saturday and involve 76ers

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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We've known for a while that Kevin Love will be traded to the Cavs for Andrew Wiggins. But the NBA's silly 30-day, no-trade rule for rookie contracts has prevented the trade from going through.

That limitation expires Saturday and it looks like the trade is going down. As the date approaches, it seems some more clarity has emerged in the actual trade package. Jon Krawczynski covers the Wolves closely for the Associated Press and has consistently been right on the pulse of the Love trade news.


That would be Anthony Bennett (last year's No. 1 overall pick) and Thaddeus Young of the 76ers.

Minnesota, in this trade, would be sending two expiring contracts (Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute) to Philadelphia to get Young.

Saturday is the first day the trade can be completed under league rules, and the NBA has been notified to be on alert for a trade call, according to Darren Wolfson.


The Wolves would get two nice pieces to build around with Ricky Rubio and a mid-20s veteran who could be a good fit for this team. The Cavs complete a superb big 3 that already includes LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. And Philadelphia gets to be bad again for another year with tons of financial flexibility in the future and another first round pick in the fold.

If indeed that's the deal that goes down, what do you think of it, Wolves fans?

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Additional listening: The Sports Over Beers podcast recently had on Steve McPherson to get in-depth on Wiggins, Bennett, and especially Thad Young. You can listen to the trade breakdown here.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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