The Kevin Love-to-the Cavs deal is finally done. Almost.
ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that the deal is part of a three-team trade that would send Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Cleveland to join LeBron James and Minnesota would get No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins from the Cavaliers and Thaddeus Young from the Philadelphia 76ers.
The deal can't become officially offical until Saturday since that would be 30 days since Wiggins signed his rookie deal with the Cavs. Doesn't seen like a million years ago since would-be Celtic Love visited Fenway?
More from Stein's report:
The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, according to sources with knowledge of the teams' deal structure.
Sources told ESPN.com on Friday that the Wolves, Cavs and Sixers, barring any late snags, indeed plan to complete the transaction as a three-team trade Saturday, which is the first day Wiggins is eligible to be dealt after signing his contract July 24.
The Wolves, sources said, have been operating under the premise for days that they will land Young from the Sixers as Love's replacement. ESPN.com reported in July that Wolves president and coach Flip Saunders had pinpointed Young.
One source familiar with league rules told ESPN.com that Wiggins becomes eligible to be dealt at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, as soon as the calendar flips to Aug. 23.
Although nothing can be finalized before Saturday, sources said that the Wolves are poised to surrender a future first-round pick along with the expiring contracts of Luc Richard Mbah A Moute and Alexey Shved to the Sixers for Young, who has two seasons left on his deal valued at $19.4 million.