Thad Young Heading to Minnesota for Former Top Pick?
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the deal to send Kevin Love to Cleveland has been agreed upon.
The report confirms the Brian Windhorst report from earlier in the week, which stated that the two teams had an agreement in principle.
As a non-taxpaying team, Cleveland can take back the total of Wiggins' salary ($5.51 million) and Bennett's salary ($5.56 million), plus $5 million, which totals $16.07 million. Kevin Love's salary ($15.7 million) fits within this range, and because of that the Sixers were never required to complete the trade.
The reasons the Sixers were mentioned as potentially being involved was due to their ability to potentially absorb a bad contract that Minnesota may have been looking to move, and also because of Minnesota's rumored interest in acquiring Thaddeus Young.
In Brian Windhorst's interview on ESPN Radio, much was made when he mentioned Bennett possibly going to Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young. However, that appeared to be mostly speculation on his part, deviating from the tone he was using when reporting that the agreement between Cleveland and Minnesota was in place.