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Timberwolves targeting J.J. Redick, want to keep Budinger

Jul 2, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have the flashy Ricky Rubio running the point. They have the versatile Kevin Love in the paint. Both should actually be healthy at the same time next season (*knocks on wood*).

What they could really use a two guard to space the floor as a shooter to go with that — Minnesota was dead last in the league in three point shooting percentage last season at 30.5 percent.

Which is why they are going hard after J.J. Redick. And while they are at it they would like to keep the small forward they had on the roster last year, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

But a lot of teams could use shooting, so Redick has options. That includes some very good teams (even if it is a long shot).

The Clippers would likely need to send Eric Bledsoe and another player such as Caron Butler to the Bucks to make that sign-and-trade work.

As another option as a shooter the Timberwolves have spoken with Kevin Martin, most recently of the Thunder.

Budinger would be the starting three if he returned. The Timberwolves drafted Shabazz Muhammad but the goal is to have him come off the bench, so they are looking for a starting three.

  1. fm31970 - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Hmmm, Bledsoe for Tobias Harris and whoever else the Bucks sent to the Magic for Reddick suddenly doesn’t look so bad if this sign and trade happens. Plus if that means Jennings is gone, even better.

  2. doorharp11 - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Both of these players would be nice to have around especially with rubio, love, and if pek gets resigned this team could be a solid contender!

  3. paskona - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    My read from Twin Cities outlets that Muhammad is going to back up Williams at small forward. Both Budinger and Reddick seem risky as starters, though, much less without a decent backup. Seems like the hope is for Mayo and Budinger. They can go over the cap it if they can sign Budinger and Pekovich prior to signing Mayo. As for Reddick, I’ve read that his production suffers when he plays regular minutes.

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