CLEVELAND – The Cavs and Timberwolves underwent major renovations to their organizations this offseason, making the two biggest trades of the summer.
Cleveland shipped Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and two draft picks.
Minnesota dealt Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (Lauri Markannen) to Chicago for Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (Justin Patton).
The revamped rosters will meet for the first time this season on Monday night from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Head coach Tyronn Lue and company snapped a five-game losing streak on the road this past Saturday, while head coach Tom Thibodeau has spearheaded his team to eight victories over 11 contests since Dec. 18.
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Online: FOX Sports Go
Radio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM
Cavs probable starters: PG Isaiah Thomas, SG J.R. Smith, SF LeBron James, PF Jae Crowder, C Kevin Love.
Timberwolves probable starters: PG Tyus Jones, SG Andrew Wiggins, SF Jimmy Butler, PF Taj Gibson, C Karl-Anthony Towns.
Cavs injuries: PG Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain – OUT), SG Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion – OUT).
Timberwolves injuries: PG Jeff Teague (sprained MCL – OUT).
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