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Technically, this will be the second preseason contest for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
But it deserves your attention on account of two early Rookie of the Year candidates warming up head-to-head.
Minnesota acquired one of those candidates in a trade that sent disaffected star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, 2013 first overall pick Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young.
Wiggins' celebrated upside has been well documented, but he'll have a chance to make an impact right away with the Timberwolves. Without Love in the picture, the organization will switch its attention to rebuilding for the future—something the 76ers know a thing or two about.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia is counting on Nerlens Noel to open eyes this season after missing the entirety of the 2013-14 campaign recovering from a torn ACL. While the team has a long way to go before vying for a playoff spot, the hope is that Noel and 2014 Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams are the start of something special.
This game might not be pretty, but it serves as an early introduction to two of the game's brightest young talents.
As CBS Sports' Zach Harper notes (according to Bovada's numbers), "With Andrew Wiggins no longer the apprentice to LeBron James in Cleveland, the Minnesota Timberwolves' rookie went from 6/1 odds for winning the 2015 Rookie of the Year award to 4/1 odds...Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers has 6/1 odds."
The odds both of these guys treat viewers to plenty of highlights this season are even higher.