Timberwolves trade Love to Cavaliers

Love had career highs in points (26.1) and assists (4.4) plus 12.5 rebounds per game last season. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the trade of forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday in a three-team deal that includes the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Timberwolves receive forward Andrew Wiggins, the top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, and forward Anthony Bennett, the top overall pick in last year’s Draft, from the Cavaliers, in addition to forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, and a $6.3 million trade exception.

The 76ers will receive forwards Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and a future first-round pick, which is expected to be the Miami Heat’s 2015 first-round pick that the Cavaliers acquired in a sign-and-trade when forward LeBron James signed with the Heat in 2010.

The blockbuster deal was agreed to nearly a month ago, but could not become official until 30 days after Wiggins signed his rookie contract on July 23.

Love, who can become a free agent after this season, is expected to sign a max-contract extension with the Cavaliers.