Report: Sixers to trade Young for first-round pick

Posted: August 23, 2014

Thaddeus Young will be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that will bring a first-round pick to the 76ers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Thursday night.

The trade, between the Sixers, Timberwolves, and Cleveland Cavaliers, will send all-star forward Kevin Love to Cleveland. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the top overall picks in the last two NBA drafts, will go to Minnesota along with Young.

The Sixers will receive the Miami Heat's 2015 first-round pick, which belongs to the Cavs, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Wolves. Mbah a Moute and Shved each have one year left on their contracts.

The Star Tribune reported the details citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the trade. Yahoo Sports later confirmed the report.

Young, a 26-year-old, 6-foot-8 forward, has averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his seven seasons with the Sixers. He averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game last season. The Sixers selected him out of Georgia Tech with the 12th overall pick in the 2007 draft.

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