Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/1/13
All-world high school prospect spends a controversial year in So-Cal before eventually winding up in the Great White North. Didn't the Minnesota Timberwolves enact this scenario once this week already? Nine more days of free-agent negotiations after Monday mean there's a long road to adding shooting guard O.J. Mayo to a roster that now includes Shabazz Muhammad, introduced Friday as the team's first pick in the 2013 draft. Mayo is, however, beyond-much-doubt president of basketball operations Flip Saunders' top external target in free agency, which runs through July 10. He's the most affordable, all-around talent available at a spot the Timberwolves simply must fill, and it's for that reason Saunders met with him face-to-face not long after landing in California on Sunday. With a desperate need for scoring and a team environment that's not putting up with any rubbish, red flags sticking out of the ground occupied by guys like Muhammad and Mayo aren't redirecting Saunders' search...
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