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Timberwolves Interested In MarShon Brooks

WEDNESDAY, 11:04pm: A source tells Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio that the Wolves are "close" to acquiring Brooks (Twitter link).

MONDAY, 4:34pm: Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (on Twitter) asked a source if anything was close on a Brooks deal and he was told that nothing is imminent.  "Nope, they're calling everyone," said the source.

3:37pm: The Timberwolves have talked to the Nets about a potential deal involving Brooklyn guard MarShon Brooks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. One source tells Bondy that talks haven't escalated to anything serious yet, but the Daily News scribe hears from another source that the Nets made Minnesota a proposal, and are waiting to hear back.

As Bondy notes, Minnesota has a glut of point guards on its roster, including Ricky Rubio, Jose Barea, Luke Ridnour, and Alexey Shved. With C.J. Watson having opted out of his contract with the Nets, Brooklyn is seeking a backup point guard, and would likely have interest in a player like Barea or Ridnour.

If the two sides were to reach an agreement, it would have to be more than just a one-to-one swap to work under CBA rules, since Brooks earns significantly less than either Ridnour or Barea. Both Wolves guards are earning $4MM+, while Brooks' rookie-scale contract pays him slightly over $1MM.

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4 thoughts on “Timberwolves Interested In MarShon Brooks

  1. Freddie Morales

    I’m hoping nets trade Humphries, brooks, and 22 to the twolves for barea, kirilenko, and the 26 pick. Nets get their starting pf, their backup pg. wolves get starting sg, pf, and get a better pick in draft, could be looking to package that pick to move up in draft.

    • FlaveFlava

      doesn’t make sense for the Wolves since they’d be locked into Hump’s contract for another year compared to AK’s, and they’d pay him a bit more. Wolves already have the No. 9 pick, they want to move up higher than that, not higher than the 26th.

      I’d welcome Brooks though. We need anyone who can shoot even a little.

  2. Matt Galvin

    No Love is the starting PF and Kirlienko plays SF.

  3. rxbrgr

    A straight up swap of Barea for Brooks could be ideal for Minny, though the salaries don’t match. That’d clear some nice salary for the Wolves. Maybe if Brooklyn threw in Taylor, Shengalia, and Joseph’s NG deal it could happen, though I don’t know if Flip would want two more minimum-salaried guys (a.k.a. replacement level talent) to clog up the roster spots with Chris Johnson and Malcolm Lee…

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