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Sixers will be sending forward Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Anthony Bennett. The deal will not be official until August 23rd.
Although the Timberwolves are losing out on Kevin Love, they will certainly make out in the deal, adding Andrew Wiggins and Young to their roster. As for Bennett, he will move into a position to start for the Sixers as he will get a chance to prove his first overall pick status. In the end, this is a win-win for all three teams involved.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett