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Minnesota might round out its roster with… Mehmet Okur? Nah.

Aug 17, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT

Mehmet Okur AP

The Timberwolves have a pretty set front line — Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic will start, with Andrei Kirilenko and Greg Stiemsma behind them. And you can throw Dante Cunningham in the mix if you want.

They may want one more big to round out the roster… but Mehmet Okur? That’s the rumor from Darren Wolfson, the channel 5 sports guy in Minny and contributor to the local ESPN Radio affiliate.

Against the cap, the ‪#Twolves big man options are limited. But they’re kicking around the Okur idea. Tough w/ just the vet minimum to offer.

This probably is not going to happen. I can think of two reasons. One, Okur has options back in his native Turkey that likely pay him better, and there are fewer games and less wear on the oft-injured player there.

Second, does he really fit with Minnesota? At the end of the bench they need a three-point shooting big who doesn’t do a lot else?

But that’s the rumor.

  1. money2long - Aug 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    The Minnesota Timberwolves ..AKA The United Nations.

  2. cordellgc - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    the pale paint posse

  3. mnsportsfan - Aug 18, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    “he Timberwolves have a pretty set front line — Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic will start, with Andrei Kirilenko and Greg Stiemsma behind them”

    Kirilenko will start at the 3!!!! Why do you keep posting otherwise.

  4. getadealdonealready - Aug 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Well he does seem to fit their plan to be the only all white team in basketball.

    • 10tender - Aug 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Versus a all black n foreign team?

  5. yoooooj - Aug 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    KAAAAAAAHN!!!!!!!!!!

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