The Oklahoma City Thunder were hoping they could magically retain Kevin Martin but that seems unlikely after the Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly offered the former Houston Rocket and Sacramento King a four year, $30 million dollar deal.
Per Sam Amick:
The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered Kevin Martin a 4-year deal that could be worth as much as $30 million with incentives. Story to come
The Thunder knew the likelihood of Martin leaving was high as yesterday it was reported their meeting with Martin wasn’t to talk about him staying, but potentially guading what teams he had interest in so they could attempt to work on a sign and trade scenario.
Not wanting to lose Martin for nothing, it’s possible the Thunder and Wolves could work out a scenario which would make both teams happy as the Wolves will need to shed some salary and reduce the amount of guards on their roster.
The Martin offer comes hours after the Timberwolves verbally agreed to a contract with Chase Budinger.