Kahn On Roy, Shved, Rubio, Draft, Eliyahu

A day after acquiring Chase Budinger from the Rockets, Minnesota formally introduced the newest Timberwolf in an afternoon press conference. While the T-Wolves gave up their first-round pick and only hold the No. 58 pick in tomorrow night's draft, president of basketball operations David Kahn says the team isn't done making moves, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). Here's what Kahn had to say on a few other T-Wolves topics (all Twitter links):

  • Kahn confirmed that he's spoken to Brandon Roy and is interested in signing him. News of the Timberwolves' interest in the former Blazer broke earlier this week.
  • Kahn denied reports suggesting the T-Wolves are interesting in signing CSKA Moscow guard Alexey Shved. The Wolves were rumored to be one of a handful of teams interested in the 23-year-old.
  • Decisions on qualifying offers for Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph will be made on deadline day (June 30th). The team will also decide on Martell Webster's non-guaranteed contract on Saturday.
  • Ricky Rubio has returned to Spain to rehab his ACL, but a member of the Wolves' medical staff will be with him every day, according to Kahn.
  • If the T-Wolves trade back into the first round of the draft, it will be to target one or two very specific players, says Kahn.
  • The club has yet to determine whether Lior Eliyahu, acquired in the Budinger deal, will participate in Summer League action in Las Vegas.


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