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Feb 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) is defended by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack (1) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Cavaliers defeated the Sixers 114-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Evan Turner to Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves may be working in subterranean free agency. Kevin Love offers and deals must take up most of their waking hours — but not all of it. Young star Evan Turner may be on their radar. A source told that the Wolves are targeting the former Sixers and Pacers shooting guard.

After exploding on a haphazard Sixers team that seemed to play more backyard ball than they did an actual, strategic offense, the Pacers nabbed what seemed to be a promising former no. 2 overall selection. The structure of the Pacers’ offense seemed too much for Turner, however. He became an unrestricted free agent after the Pacers didn’t extend an $8.7 million qualifying offer.

The Timberwolves must see something in Turner that they like, as reports that he is “a priority” free agent — which, frankly, is a little sad considering the talent in this year’s free agency. They can do better, or at the very least they should try.

He does fit a niche in the Wolves’ plans. He will require only an inexpensive one-year deal. Their only known competition is the Cavaliers, who have a bit more important things on their mind at this moment.

Via Darren Wolfon of 1500 ESPN:

The Wolves have also expressed interest in free agents Kris Humphries, Trevor Booker, Steve Blake, and did so with Shaun Livingston before he signed a 3-year deal with Golden State, according to sources.

Needless to say, if the Cavaliers don’t sign LeBron and the Timberwolves can’t get a good deal for Love, Evan Tuner is not much of a consolation prize.

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