Thursday’s agreement with Kyle Anderson will give the Timberwolves 15 gamers below contract, however they’re not performed with offseason strikes, in keeping with Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. Minnesota stays available in the market for an additional massive man and has talked to the Jazz about Rudy Gobert, sources inform Krawczynski.
Although the Wolves used a first-round decide on Auburn’s Walker Kessler, they wish to add a veteran middle so there’s not an excessive amount of stress on Kessler to provide immediately. They had been serious about free brokers JaVale McGee and Isaiah Hartenstein, however they each reached offers with different groups Thursday evening.
Minnesota’s talks with Utah about Gobert started earlier than the draft, however the Jazz are asking so much in return for his or her perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate. If the Wolves can’t work out a commerce for Gobert, Krawczynski cites the Pacers‘ Myles Turner and the Hawks‘ Clint Capela as other options, although he adds that Minnesota’s talks with Atlanta haven’t gotten very far.
There’s extra from the Northwest Division:
- The Timberwolves talked to the Spurs about Dejounte Murray however weren’t keen to fulfill the asking value, Krawczynski confirms. There was additionally skepticism that Murray would re-sign with Minnesota as soon as his contract expires in two years.
- Teams have been making calls to collect background information on Timberwolves wing Malik Beasley, however no deal is imminent, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News. Beasley, who will make $15.45MM subsequent season, carries a staff possibility for his $16.52MM wage in 2023/24.
- Bruce Brown presumably may have made greater than the $13+ million he’ll obtain from the Nuggets over the following two years, however he believes he’s coming into scenario in Denver, per Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press (Twitter link). A supply tells Reynolds that “fit” was extra necessary to Brown than cash.
- Vasilije Micic‘s representatives are pressing the Thunder to trade him, but Oklahoma City isn’t keen to provide the European star up cheaply, in keeping with Aris Barkas of EuroHoops. The Nuggets, Bucks, Bulls and Spurs have all expressed curiosity in Micic, Barkas hears.