The Minnesota Timberwolves have been an active bunch this offseason after Flip Saunders took over for David Kahn. But while the team has a bright future ahead of them, Saunders is trying to end all the putting off the future talk and wants to fast track the Wolves to a playoff berth — their first since the Kevin Garnett years.
Targeting a shooting guard is what the Wolves think will take them to the next level and it’s that very reason which prompted Saunders and the Wolves to offer free agent guard J.J. Redick a four year deal. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wolves also extended a four-year offer to current Timberwolves free agent Chase Budinger as well.
Minnesota has 4 year offers out to J.J. Redick and Chase Budinger, sources tell Y! Redick is priority, but Wolves want to sign one of them.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2013
Minnesota wants Redick abdly and he quickly shot to the top of their free agent list sometime on Monday when it became apparent that signing O.J. Mayo was going to be much harder than they’d like. With the Los Angeles Clippers talking with the Mavericks about a sign-and-trade for Eric Gordon, Minnesota briefly explored the option of sending both Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea to the Mavericks for Mayo but seem to be settling on signing Redick without having to give up players.
Although, the Wolves are wanting to part ways with both Ridnour and Barea, but it’s likely that one of them could stay if Redick is signed.
He’s garnering attention from other teams as well but there’s a pretty good chance Redick signs to play with the Wolves. They’re a young and promising team with talent all over the roster. For once it seems Minnesota is actually a viable destination for free agents and if Redick accepts the Wolves offer, that will only reaffirm that belief.