Northwest Notes: McCants, T’Wolves, Thunder

Marc Stein of (on Twitter) hears that former Timberwolves first-round pick Rashad McCants might be on his way back to the D-League's Texas Legends.  The 28-year-old, who averaged nearly 20 PPG in China this year, played for the Mavericks affiliate in their debut season.  Here's more on the T'Wolves and the rest of the Northwest..

  • The Thunder will pursue small forward Pete Mickeal when his contract with FC Barcelona is over, according to a report from passed along by HoopsHype.  Mickeal was drafted by Dallas in the second-round of the 2000 Draft but was waived that summer.
  • The T'Wolves were in on Australian center Aron Baynes early on before the Spurs scooped him up, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.  San Antonio won out thanks to their personal connections with the big man in conjunction with their offer of a guaranteed deal.
  • The Raja Bell saga has gone on for months in Utah but his reps are hopeful that a settlement can be struck at some point, tweets Shams Charania of RealGM.  The Jazz and Bell haven't made much progress on a buyout over the last month.
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