Report: Timberwolves Eye Thaddeus Young as Kevin Love Replacement
For now, Kevin Love remains in Minnesota.
That hasn't stopped the Timberwolves from making calls top teams around the NBA in gauging their interest in participating in a Love deal.
According to a report, the Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Sixers F Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for a departing Love.
Sources told ESPN.com author Marc Stein that the Timberwolves have been "exploring options" in obtaining Young whether that be a separate transaction or a multiple Kevin Love trade.
It is unknown whether or not the Sixers are willing to part with Young.
Young has found himself involved in trade rumors for consecutive seasons now, he has two years remaining on his extension, including a player option for the 2015-2016 season.
A combined $19.3 million is owed to Young through that time.
There was thought that Young would have been traded on draft night, but ultimately general manager Sam Hinkie did not find any deals attractive enough to pull the trigger.
Conversely, Young has made it clear to the Sixers that he'd rather be elsewhere, on a contender, than to take part in a long rebuilding process in Philadelphia.
On the Love trade front, the Cavaliers are said to still have the most attractive offer for the Timberwolves which involves prized first overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins was signed by the Cavaliers last week and cannot be traded for at least 30 days, according to NBA rules.
The Sixers have plenty of cap space to absorb any salary dumps included in a blockbuster Love deal and are said to be willing to include Young in a deal if deemed worth it.
Young is the longest tenured Sixers player on the roster.