Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves cut Lazar Hayward Sunday evening and will now look to find a defensive-minded swingman that can contribute right away or resign Lazar to a 10-day contract.
Today was the first day that those 10-day contracts could start being offered and there have already been a couple of them given out in the NBA. Dominic McGuire was picked up by the Indiana Pacers and veteran point guard Mike James was signed by the Dallas Mavericks.
Let's got through some of the names that have surfaced recently and try and figure out which players the Wolves might bring in or player the Wolves should/could be scouting. There are a lot of names below, but I've highlighted (in red) the most likely candidates or the one's I personally like the most...
This list clearly got a bit larger than I had anticipated and is more of a list of players that are available rather than a list of player the Wolves have rumored interest in. Out of all the names, for whatever reason I'm most intrigued by Troy Murphy. A big guy who can stretch the floor with his shooting and can still go into the post, grab rebounds and get putbacks. A bit like Kevin Love in very small doses. I wouldn't be mad if the Wolves signed him, however I still believe the need for a small forward/shooting guard heavily outweighs the need for frontcourt help--unless of course Adelman decides to play Derrick Williams or Dante Cunningham more/exclusively at the small forward, opening up time and a need for another frontcourt player.
We should be hearing more on this subject in the very near future, stay tuned to HOWL for the updates, until then GO WOLVES!
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