One of the biggest trade rumors swirling about the NBA during this offseason involves our very own Philadelphia 76ers. Sources say that Sixers F Thaddeus Young could be on his way over to Minnesota in Return for Cleveland Cavaliers F Anthony Bennett. Now I know what you’re thinking….”What?” but, that’s the word on the street. It’s not as far etched as some people might think, after all there were the rumors of Thad young requesting a trade from the Sixers back in December.
As every basketball fan knows, Lebron James took his talents from South Beach back home to Cleveland. Because of King James returning home, the Cavs have reportedly agreed to a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves that will send T-Wolves F Kevin Love to Cleveland for Cavaliers 2014 1st round draft pick Andrew Wiggins (F), 2013 1st round draft pick Anthony Bennett (F), and a protected 2015 1st round pick. This is easily the biggest trade of the offseason and could possibly be the blockbuster trade of the season. This trade cannot actually take place until August 23 which is when Cavs 1st round draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, is eligible for a trade.
Once this trade goes through, the Timberwolves are looking to send F Anthony Bennett to Philadelphia for F Thaddeus Young. Young claims he knows nothing of the trade and he won’t believe anything until it becomes official. I’m on the fence about this trade because although Anthony Bennett would be a great addition to our team, Thaddeus Young has been a loved player here in Philly and is the heart and soul of the locker room. However after finishing with a 19-63 record in the 2013-2014 season Young had about enough of losing (at least that’s what “sources” said), besides does it makes much sense to pay $9 million dollars for Young when we are clearly far from the playoffs and in the middle of a very good rebuilding era.
When it all boils down, the movement of Thaddeus Young to Minnesota is a very smart deal and it will provide Philadelphia with a very successful basketball team in the near future. Bennett will be another astonishing young talented player on the Sixers along with G Michael Carter-Williams, C Joel Embid, F/C Nerlens Noel, and the rest of the Sixers young roster. There’s a bright future in Philly so put on your sunglasses and watch it happen!
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