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NBA free agency going crazy: Bazemore, Gasol, Deng linked to Wolves

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The NBA world is going absolutely crazy with rumors on the first full day of free agency, and with the salary cap all the way up to $94 million next season, teams are spending money like they're Allen Iverson in a casino.

Names the Wolves have been linked to through various reports:

  • Kent Bazemore
  • Pau Gasol
  • Luol Deng
  • E'Twaun Moore
  • Kris Humprhies
  • Brandon Bass

https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/748908042670972928

https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/748738152781590531

https://twitter.com/APkrawczynski/status/748749688392724480

Both Deng and Gasol have connections to Minnesota through Tom Thibodeau, who coached them in Chicago.

Getting Bazemore will cost up to $20 million per year, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/748730797440446464

NBA moving and shaking

Here's what's happened so far, per ESPN:

  • Hassan Whiteside – re-signing with Miami
  • Jordan Clarkson – re-signing with the Lakers
  • Nicolas Batum – re-signing with Charlotte
  • Chandler Parsons – nearing a deal with Memphis
  • DeMar DeRozan – re-signing with Toronto
  • Joakim Noah – visiting the Knicks today
  • Bradley Beal – staying with the Wizards on a max deal
  • Jeremy Lin – leaving the Bobcats for the Nets

For the record, Whiteside is probably the first player in NBA history to announce where he's going via Snapchat.

https://twitter.com/AminESPN/status/748848795736301568

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