The void goes beyond severing the heartstrings of folks who once thought Kevin Love was the answer to the Timberwolves' post-Garnett decline.

The sheer frustration that accompanies losing yet another upset superstar is palpable in the Twin Cities. But if Love heads to Cleveland, as he reportedly will later this month in a trade that brings Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota and unites Love with LeBron James, there's a more tangible, practical chasm to consider.

With the deal as-is -- Love for Wiggins, fellow former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick -- the Wolves wouldn't be left with many options at power forward. Bennett looked the part of a mediocre rookie for most of last season, Dante Cunningham isn't expected back, Robbie Hummel is a role player at best, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute would be the only other four on the roster.

Hard to restructure when only 4/5 of the necessary materials are present.

That's why, according to the Philadelphia Daily News and the Associated Press, Minnesota will loop the 76ers' Thaddeus Young into the Love trade, which can't be completed until Aug. 23 -- a month since Wiggins signed his rookie contract.

There is no one in the NBA at this point in his career who can truly rectify the loss of Love, a three-time All-Star who can shoot 3s about as well as he can bang in the paint. But Young would be charged with the dubious task of throwing some dirt in the hole.