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    Roster Update/Discussion #3

    Continue roster discussion here. These are our current players/salaries via spotrac and I included what I have seen for our other signings (and potentials) for camp etc.


    Ricky Rubio $13,400,000
    Nikola Pekovic $12,100,000
    Kevin Garnett $8,000,000
    Cole Aldrich $7,643,979
    Andrew Wiggins $6,006,600
    Karl-Anthony Towns $5,960,160
    Jordan Hill $4,000,000
    Kris Dunn $3,872,520
    Nemanja Bjelica $3,800,000
    Brandon Rush $3,500,000
    Shabazz Muhammad $3,046,299
    Gorgui Dieng $2,348,783
    Zach LaVine $2,240,880
    Adreian Payne $2,022,240
    Tyus Jones PG $1,339,680


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    The Wolves have signed Toure Murry and John Lucas III to bring them to camp and give both guards a shot at a roster spot, league sources say


    Quote Originally Posted by topdog View Post
    Busy day of news/scoops. #Twolves scoop: bringing in FA vets for workouts next week. Among those coming in: Dorell Wright + Rasual Butler.

    via Twitter DWolfsonKSTP

    I wouldn't mind picking up either of those guys as another shooter off the bench. Of course, Butler isn't much of a defender these days - sort of a traffic cone like Kevin Martin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    Sounds like we touched base with Norris Cole's agent. I wouldn't mind having him as insurance at all.
    saw same via Wolfson

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    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...e-Discussion-2

    Link to the old thread in case anyone is interested in reading back etc.

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    we are in an envious situation, with the core, and the salary cap. After this year, we can release and stretch Pekovic, KG comes off the books, we can sit Dieng at the qualifying offer and pay him later, let Shabazz go, and have nearly $40 million in cap space next year to chase guys like Griffin, Millisap, Ibaka, Reddick, etc.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    we are in an envious situation, with the core, and the salary cap. After this year, we can release and stretch Pekovic, KG comes off the books, we can sit Dieng at the qualifying offer and pay him later, let Shabazz go, and have nearly $40 million in cap space next year to chase guys like Griffin, Millisap, Ibaka, Reddick, etc.
    One of those bigs and Reddick would be sweet. I almost prefer Millsap because he might take a shorter contract. Plus his game would be ideal next to KAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    we are in an envious situation, with the core, and the salary cap. After this year, we can release and stretch Pekovic, KG comes off the books, we can sit Dieng at the qualifying offer and pay him later, let Shabazz go, and have nearly $40 million in cap space next year to chase guys like Griffin, Millisap, Ibaka, Reddick, etc.
    I just hope we do have that mindset come the end of this season.

    Since about when Love blossomed (2010?), it seems everyone within the Wolves has said 'we'll chase big-name guys to fill out the roster "next year"'.

    Since 2010, 'next year' has come and gone.

    At some point, we really do need to take that next step. Every trade/FA signing is a risk, but it's one we need to take if we want to win in the Playoffs.

    PF for me is a huge hole we need to fill. It's probably our deepest position, yet it's also our weakest. We took a risk on Payne, which didn't work out, we signed Bjelica, who may still become a solid role-player but I don't think he's starting-caliber. We have KG. Jordan Hill & Dieng can both play it some. But we need to address a long-term fit.

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    yeah, Milisap should be a target. Seeing as he is a very good defender, Thib's will probably chase him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    yeah, Milisap should be a target. Seeing as he is a very good defender, Thib's will probably chase him.
    Like Millsap a bunch but am a bit leery of sining a 32 year old (next year) to a long term deal with a pretty high probability that he falls of a cliff when he falls off...... Would prefer Ibaka who is several years younger if signing a 4 or 5 year deal..... after that it is slim pickens though.

    Griffin just doesn't seem to fit as far as I am concerned price or personality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialiststeve View Post
    Like Millsap a bunch but am a bit leery of sining a 32 year old (next year) to a long term deal with a pretty high probability that he falls of a cliff when he falls off...... Would prefer Ibaka who is several years younger if signing a 4 or 5 year deal..... after that it is slim pickens though.

    Griffin just doesn't seem to fit as far as I am concerned price or personality.
    Millisap doesn't rely on athleticism though, so his fall off won't be cliff like, it will be gradual.

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    Not sure the best place for this, but Thibs formally announced some additions to the coaching staff including shooting coach Peter Patton. Both Rubio and Dunn could really stand to benefit assuming this is a full-time position for the Depaul single-season 3pt % record-holder.

    via Star-Tribune

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    we have a bunch on the NBA GM survey (something I am a documented non-fan of). Fun, but whatever:

    http://www.nba.com/gmsurvey/2016

    If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
    1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota 48.3%
    2. Kevin Durant, Golden State 20.7%
    3. LeBron James, Cleveland 17.2%
    Also receiving votes: Stephen Curry, Golden State; Anthony Davis, New Orleans; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
    Last year: Anthony Davis 86.2%
    Which team will be most improved in 2016-17?
    1. Minnesota 56.7%
    2. Utah 23.3%
    3. New York 10.0%
    Also receiving votes: Boston, Houston, L.A. Lakers
    Last year: Oklahoma City 25.0%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    we have a bunch on the NBA GM survey (something I am a documented non-fan of). Fun, but whatever:

    http://www.nba.com/gmsurvey/2016
    "But, but, but, New York signed Derrick Rose and every player on the Lakers in a future Allstar!"


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    People forgot Anthony Davis too soon lol, I say tie between Towns and Davis(player to build a franchise around)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar View Post
    People forgot Anthony Davis too soon lol, I say tie between Towns and Davis(player to build a franchise around)
    except, Davis misses 15-20 games a year. That matters.

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    Thats pretty cool everyone loves Towns. Dude is a special player. Wow, still in disbelief the Twolves hit on a pick so strong.

    Its amazing the future that the Wolves have in front of them. Seriously just keep them all and ride with them. Add an awesome free agent this offseason and lets go!!!!! I'm happy that they are going to have an 8-12 year run of exciting plays, players and some success. Good job drafting Wolves. (Never thought I'd say that).
    D. Rob gives Hakeem 40/16/7/4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_RP3SvZ4O8
    D. Rob gives Alonzo 52/14/7
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    D. Rob gives the Pistons 34/10/10/10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkpT0QdUDIY
    D. Rob gives the Clippers 71/14
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    D. Rob gives Shaq 36/13/7/6
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    D. Rob gives Ewing 45/16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    except, Davis misses 15-20 games a year. That matters.
    Plus, as this is a hypothetical, Towns being three years his junior is also in Towns' favor, if you were building a franchise from scratch.

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