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When Andrei Kirilenko opted out of his contract, improving their wing depth became a pressing off-season need for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves hope to have filled that void by signing free agent shooting guard Kevin Martin and bringing back Chase Budinger. While the moves look good on paper, is it enough to help Minnesota leap into the Western Conference playoff picture?
Addressing the hole for scoring on the wing began on NBA Draft night when the T-Wolves selected UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick and continued Tuesday when the team agreed to sign SG Kevin Martin to a 4-year deal worth a reported $28-$30 million and re-sign SF Chase Budinger to 3-year, $16 million deal.
I see what the Minnesota Timberwolves did here in addressing their need for shooters on the wing, I just don’t think Martin/Budinger is the combination you are looking for to really help your team take the next step to becoming a playoff contender especially when you are locking them e...
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Oklahoma City and free agent guard Kevin Martin have scheduled a telephone meeting for this afternoon, according to ESPN.
Martin, who is a free agent, has stated he wants to be a starter again, however he also said he would consider returning to the Thunder.
Martin averaged 15 points per game last year for Oklahoma City, in his only season with the Thunder. It was the first time...
It looks like Kevin Martin won't be returning to the Thunder next season.
Martin, a free agent, who the Thunder got in the trade with Houston for James Harden just days before the beginning of last season, told USA Today he's not against returning to Oklahoma City, but said he wants to be a starter again.
The free agency period begins July 1.
The 30-year-old played just...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a three-year, $16 million deal with free agent swingman Chase Budinger.
A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that the two sides came to agreement on Tuesday. The deal includes a player option for the final year. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A person with knowledge of the deal says Martin agreed to terms with the Wolves on a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million on Tuesday. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
Martin averaged 14.0 points and shot...
Chase Budinger will reportedly re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a 3-year deal valued at $16 million.
Budinger appeared in only 23 games and averaged 9.4 points and 3.1 rebounds for the TWolves in 2012-13 after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee last November.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Free-agent forward Chase Budinger has reached...
The Minnesota Timberwolves entered unrestricted free agency with two priorities at the top of their list -- add a shooting guard with range and bringing back Chase Budinger.
Within the matter of a couple of hours on Tuesday, new team president Flip Saunders accomplished both of those goals.
The Timberwolves agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with shooting guard Kevin Martin...
I’m a little shocked that The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a four-year deal with guard Kevin Martin worth $28 million according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Martin, an unrestricted free-agent, didn’t shop around for a better offer. There was a little buzz for the former Thunder guard who was in discussions with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies...
The Wolves have definitely upgraded their perimeter shooting.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered a four-year deal to Kevin Martin that could be worth as much as $30 million due to incentives.
Martin was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Houston Rockets last October in the James Harden trade.
The Thunder had already conceded that they would not be able to re-sign Martin and were interested in a sign-and-trade.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have four-year offers on the table to both J.J. Redick and Chase Budinger.
The Wolves prefer to sign Redick, but are committed to signing one of the two players.
Minnesota is looking for a floor-spreading wing.
Free agent forward Kevin Martin is signing with the Timberwolves, sources say. The deal will be for 4 years and around $30 million, and leaves the Thunder with even less on their squad from the “Here’s James Harden for nothing!” decision. Que sera.
By the way, there’s a 90% chance I thought this was Kenyon Martin when I first heard it. And then a 70% chance I thought it was...
By all knowledgeable accounts, Rick Adelman continues to lie low this summer, leaving the Timberwolves' free-agent footwork to president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, director of basketball administration Rob Babcock and the rest of the Minnesota front office.
Yet, without uttering a word, he's already had a rotund influence upon a pair of top targets.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chase Budinger have agreed upon a three-year, $16 million contract.
The Wolves were also pursuing J.J. Redick.
Budinger was acquired via trade from the Houston Rockets last offseason.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, the Minnesota Timberwolves have offered unrestricted free agent, Kevin Martin, a 4-year deal that could be worth up to $30 million.
The 30-year-old shooting guard averaged 14 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30 minutes off of the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. Timberwolves general manager already said No. 14 overall draft pick...
Two down. More to go.
The same evening the Minnesota Timberwolves came to terms with one of their top in-house free-agent priorities, they reached a deal to fill their greatest positional void.
According to multiple media reports, former Oklahoma City shooting guard and unrestricted free agent Kevin Martin has agreed to a four-year, 28 million contract with the Timberwolves. The...