NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves Improve Future Via Kevin Love Trade

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Aug 26, 2014; St. Paul, MN, USA; The newest Minnesota Timberwolves display their new jerseys (left to right) guard Andrew Wiggins, forward Anthony Bennett, forward Thaddeus Young, and guard Zach LaVine at Minnesota State Fair. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, Aug. 23, a trade was approved to send Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This comes about a month after the initial reports of the deal.

Throughout the Love-to-Cleveland saga, the praise for the Cavaliers has grown by the day. Love joins LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and a deep supporting cast on an immediate championship contender.

The Minnesota Timberwolves walk away as winners of this trade, too.

In exchange for Love, the T-Wolves received the past two No. 1 overall selections in the NBA Draft: Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.

Minnesota also took on Thaddeus Young from the Philadelphia 76ers for a future first rounder, Alexey Shved and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

Losing Love hurts, but Minnesota improved its long-term future in a dramatic way by trading its star.

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