Looks like Love-Wiggins trade will happen Saturday and involve 76ers
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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.
Educated guess for Saturday: CLE gets Love, MIN gets Wiggins, Bennett, Young, PHI gets Shved, Moute, CLE #1 (from MIA).— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) August 21, 2014
There are still some final wrinkles to be ironed out, but that's how everything is shaping up. Optimism on all sides that it gets done— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) August 21, 2014
That would be Anthony Bennett (last year's No. 1 overall pick) and Thaddeus Young of the 76ers.
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.
Also because the question has been asked a lot: league office can take a trade call on Saturday, if given a heads-up (they have). #twolves— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) August 21, 2014
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?
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.