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Wolves 2012 Free Agent Tracker

 The 2012 NBA free agency period is underway as of 11:00 pm CT Saturday June 30th. The Wolves could have as much as $20 million in cap space to spend. Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph have not been tendered qualifying offers and have become unrestricted free agents while Martell Webster and Brad Miller are still on the roster but will be either bought out or traded. Bookmark this page or follow us on Twitter and keep checking back for all free agency rumor and signing updates as we will do our best to update them as they happen.

 

 

SIGNINGS:

  • Alexey Shved – 3-year, $10 Million (Story)
  • Brandon Roy – reported 2-year, $10.4 Million (Story)
  • Greg Stiemsma – offer sheet, reported multiyear deal, $2.5 to 3 Million annually (Story)
  • Andrei Kirilenko – reported 2-year, $20 Million (Story)

RE-SIGNINGS:

NONE

TRADES:

  • Wolves receive Jerome Dyson & two 2nd round picks from the Hornets, Suns receive Wolves’ lottery protected 1st round pick (via Memphis), Wesley Johnson & Brad Miller‘s expiring contract from Hornets, Hornets receive Robin Lopez & Hakim Warrick (Story)
  • Wolves acquire F Dante Cunningham for G Wayne Ellington (Story)
  • Brad Miller and 2 second round picks to New Orleans for a conditional second round pick (Story)

RUMORS:

Aug 9th-Present 

  • Wolves have been in contact with big man Mehmet Okur

July 25th-Aug 8th

  • Anthony Tolliver is still on Wolves’ radar
  • The rumored 3 team trade still in the works between Hornets and Suns (Story)
  • Wolves clearing room to offer Andrei Kirilenko a 2-year, 18 Million deal with player option for 3rd year

 July 18th-24th

  • Rumored trade: Suns send Hakim Warrick, Robin Lopez to Hornets, Wolves send Wes Johnson and 1st round pick to Suns. Wolves involvement appears to be for cap clearing purposes (Story)
    • The cap room created is rumored to be used for a strong pursuit of Andrei Kirilenko
    • Sources confirm Wolves targeting Kirilenko, estimated 2-year deal averaging $9 Million per year
  • Minnesota has initiated contact with FA shooting guard Jodie Meeks
  • Celtics announce they will not match offer to Greg Stiemsma meaning he will be in a Wolves uniform next season
  • Close on a different signing, Wolves tell shooting guard Willie Green their interest is nearly gone
  • The Wolves also have shown interest in Warriors forward Dominic McGuire
  • The Wolves may be interested in FA forward Andrei Kirilenko who played last season in Russia
    • Kirilenko officially announced his desire to return to the NBA (7/24). No indication on how much interest Minnesota has in the defensive SF/PF
    • Sources say Wolves haven’t made a single call to Kirilenko’s agent (as of 7/23)
  • Jordan Hill has re-signed with the Lakers leaving them Greg Stiemsma as the only FA big man they seem to be targeting at this point.
  • The Celtics have signed Courtney Lee ending any hopes of him playing for Wolves
  • Portland matches offer sheet for Nicolas Batum (Story)
  • Wolves in tight race with Lakers for F Jordan Hill
  • Still in contact with Anthony Tolliver, team still very interested in re-signing him
  • Wolves have been rumored to have interest in former Hornet Carl Landry

  July 11th-17th

  • The offer sheet to Batum has been signed and submitted, Portland has until midnight ET on Wednesday July 18th to match the offer.
  • On Sunday at 4pm CT the Wolves are expected to file the offer sheet, signed by Nic Batum, with the NBA.
  • The Wolves have traded Brad Miller and 2 second round picks to New Orleans for a conditional second round pick, this saves them the additional $800K for the buyout against the cap. (Story)
  • The Wolves have released Martell Webster, they will pay him $600K to clear his $5.7M from the cap for next season. (Story)
  • Minnesota now in Kyle Korver rumors as a trade facilitator; sending CHI a 2nd rounder, getting ATL’s trade exception (Story)
  • Wolves have been in talks with Memphis to send them Wes Johnson, or Wayne Ellington
    • This rumor is heating up. Might be a more of when not if. Ellington most likely to go.
  • Batum has signed the offer sheet from the Wolves, the ball is now in Portland’s court (Story)
  • The Wolves have used the amnesty clause to release Darko Milicic (Story)
  • The Wolves are exploring sign-and-trade options for Batum (Story)
  • Wolves have also been in talks with former Bull John Lucas III (Another PG? KAHN!!!)
  • The Wolves are still in the hunt for FA Jordan Hill. He is still deciding where to sign.
  • The Wolves have reached out to now unrestricted free agent Courtney Lee and may set up a visit

  Prior to July 11th

  • Wolves are expected to meet with Alexey Shved next week (Story)
  • Anthony Tolliver will try to be retained after Minnesota finishes making other moves
  • Minnesota has been in talks with 30 year-old guard Willie Green
  • Wolves will meet with RFA Nicolas Batum Sunday night and could make offer (Story)
    • Offered Batum a 4-year, $45 Million contract with incentives reaching $50 Million (Story)
  • Boston RFA Greg Stiemsma was in town Sunday (7/1) for his visit
    • More discussions will take place Sat. (7/7) after Wolves work out salary implications of Roy/Batum
  • Free agent forward Jordan Hill will meet with the Wolves on Monday (7/2) (Story)
  • The Wolves have met with the agent of Brandon Roy and are pushing to sign him (Story)
  • The Wolves are one of the teams interested in Alexey Shved (Story)