July 16, 2024

Best players remaining for the Timberwolves after NBA…

Due to their cap constraints, the Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to remain mostly dormant in NBA free agency. Aside from re-signing their own players, the Timberwolves cannot afford to offer any outside free agents more than the veteran minimum (between $1.15M and $3.6M, depending on years played).

Now that free agents are officially allowed to begin negotiating (can’t sign yet), the Wolves are have been linked to one veteran sharpshooter who they’ve had interest in, in the past. Joe Ingles would replace a lot of what Kyle Anderson brought to Minnesota. He also has prior experience playing with both Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley.

On Saturday, before free agency opened, Timberwolves insider Dane Moore noted that fans should keep an eye on Joe Ingles, noting that Tim Connelly & Co. pursued the former Utah Jazz small forward last offseason, but that they were ultimately outbid by an offer from the Orlando Magic worth two-years, $22 million.

The Magic, however, held a team option on year two and exercised it recently, putting the 36-year-old vet back on into the free agency pool. Ingles is worth more than the vet minimum on the open market, so coming to Minnesota would have to include a paycut.

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