Category Archives: NBA Free Agency

What Alexey Shved can bring to the Wolves

Danny Chau has been driving the Alexey Shved bandwagon for as long as I’ve known Danny. He writes for Hardwood Paroxysm and has a fantastic knowledge of everything that is Alexey Shved on a basketball court. I asked him to give a brief scouting report on Shved so Wolves fans can get more familiar with […]

Alexey Shved… welcome to the Wolves!

He has so many arms!* This morning, we had this tweet from @sportsruenglish, a Russian sports website saying that Alexey Shved was going to become a member of the Wolves: Then, I sent out our field reporter Andrew Renschen (@infraren) retroactively (or you know… he was tweeting with the agent of Shved on his own […]

Is Nicolas Batum worth his weight in Brie?

Regardless of whether or not Nicolas Batum ends up on the Wolves or stays in Portland, he’s going to get paid $45 million over four years (with the possibility of bonuses). Let’s just pretend the contract is going to be four years and $50 million because of the bonuses. That puts Batum’s annual salary at […]

Brandon Roy, anybody? Batum to follow? Three questions in one title for an article?

Jason Quick of The Oregonian tweeted that Brandon Roy has come to a decision regarding his comeback. It has since been confirmed by a lot of reporters and the figures are out. Brandon Roy is signing with the Timberwolves for two years and $10.4 million. It sounds like a lot for a player who recently retired […]

Wolves on the free agent trail

Any of these names sound good to you: Nicolas Batum, Jordan Hill, Greg Stiemsma, Brandon Roy? That’s the shortish list of players that the Wolves are pursuing in free agency this summer. The team has reportedly offered Batum a four-year deal worth around $50 million, although Batum left Minneapolis yesterday without agreeing to a deal. […]

Hold me close

Kevin Love just signed a four year contract for $61 millon. So he isn’t to be pitied. However, I’d like to think we can still discuss our misgivings without someone doling out cliched quips regarding men being paid to play a kid’s game. Right? Our Wolves have recently enjoyed national attention for the captivating play of […]

Timberwolves re-sign their best player. How… dare… they…?

There were seven scenarios that could have played out with this Kevin Love contract extension apocalypse: 1. Kevin Love becomes the Wolves’ designated player, earning an extensions worth roughly $78 million over five years. 2. Kevin Love agrees to a four-year extension worth roughly $61 million. 3. Kevin Love agrees to a four-year extension worth […]

Love's extension hangs in the air

It’s not news exactly, but Jerry Zgoda at the Strib has good information about the possibility of a contract extension for Kevin Love: The NBA’s new labor agreement allows every team to designate one player coming off his rookie contract to whom it can offer a five-year, maximum salary contract extension. The team can offer […]

Watch how I attempt to justify the JJ Barea signing

According to reports (who have sources on sources on sources), the Wolves have signed Jose Juan Barea, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks, to a four-year, $19 million contract. Not exactly going after DeAndre Jordan, right? In fact, it’s the exact opposite of what I was hoping for the other day. The Wolves need a defensive, […]

Free agency begins at 1pm CT today… so what should we do?

Our beloved Timberwolves are back in the saddle/Iditarod sled of shaping the roster and preparing for another hopeful season. And while it seems like this team is set with 13 players under contract and still two rookies (Derrick Williams and Malcolm Lee), the T’Pups remain heavily involved in the free agent sweepstakes. From what we’ve […]