New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Seven-year forward Thaddeus Young will likely join the Minnesota Timberwolves as a part of the deal that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Originally, the agreement was between the Cavs and the Wolves only, but Minnesota looks to extend the deal to a three-team trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN.
The Cavs offered No.1 picks Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013) together with a future first-round draft pick to the Wolves for Love.
Now Minnesota looks to trade the future first-round draft pick together Luc Richard Mbah A Moute and Alexey Shved to acquire Young from Philly.
Young still has two years remaining on his contract worth $19.4 million.
While Mbah A Moute and Shved will likely be dealt to the 76ers, both having expiring contracts.
Previous reports stated that Bennett will also go to the Sixers together with the Young deal.
But the Wolves wanted to keep the second-year forward as a part of their rebuilding process.
The teams involved are looking to get the deal finalized Saturday, following NBA stipulations according rookie signings, after Wiggins inked with the Cavs last month.
Young is seen as Love’s replacement for the Wolves who will be losing their all-star next year.
Last season, Young averaged 17.9 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in a 19-63 regular season finish with Philadelphia.