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Wolves to get 76ers' Young in Love trade

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to Cleveland, where he will team up with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to make the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs agreed to send No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a 2015 No. 1 draft choice they obtained from Miami to Minnesota to land Love, but Wolves President Flip Saunders and GM Milt Newton immediately went to work to try to get the 76ers involved in the deal as well.

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Rank Name PPG
1 Kevin Durant, OKC32.0
2 Carmelo Anthony, NY27.4
3 LeBron James, Mia27.1
4 Kevin Love, Min26.1
5 James Harden, Hou25.4
6 Blake Griffin, LAC24.1
7 Stephen Curry, GS24.0
8 LaMarcus Aldridge, Por23.2
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10 DeMar DeRozan, Tor22.7
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Rank Name RPG
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2 Andre Drummond, Det13.2
3 Kevin Love, Min12.5
4 Dwight Howard, Hou12.2
5 DeMarcus Cousins, Sac11.7
6 Joakim Noah, Chi11.3
7 LaMarcus Aldridge, Por11.1
8 Al Jefferson, Cha10.8
9 Zach Randolph, Mem10.1
10 Anthony Davis, NO10.0
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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 Chris Paul, LAC10.7
2 John Wall, Was8.8
3 Ty Lawson, Den8.8
4 Ricky Rubio, Min8.6
5 Stephen Curry, GS8.5
6 Brandon Jennings, Det7.6
7 Kyle Lowry, Tor7.4
8 Jameer Nelson, Orl7.0
9 Jeff Teague, Atl6.7
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