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2013 NBA Free Agency: Minnesota Timberwolves Made Quick Call to Kevin Martin

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The Minnesota Timberwolves began the 2013 off-season by having a pretty solid draft, adding some important pieces to help their chances of progressing forward.

When free agency began at midnight on Jul. 1, the Timberwolves were the first to call Kevin Martin, expressing an immediate interest in one of the league’s more underrated scorers. According to ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks are also interested in potentially adding Martin, while it has become more and more obvious that the Oklahoma City Thunder may not be holding onto the sharpshooter.

While the New Orleans Pelicans remain focused on both Tyreke Evans and Andre Iguodala, they could potentially make a push at Martin if the deal prior deals fall through, but that remains to be seen at this time.

As for the Timberwolves, who finished this past season at 31-51 overall, back court depth is a must and Martin would be an ideal fit. He could provide scoring in a back court that truly needs an offensive threat on the perimeter.

According to reports, Minnesota called Martin at 12:01 a.m. once free agent began, a clear indication that he is among their top targets. Martin’s numbers decreased this past season in Oklahoma City and that was expected given the star power and shot selection that both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook command.

Martin and Minnesota would be nice pair, but we will see if this quick phone call amounts to a deal when all is said and done.

 

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