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NBA trade deadline: Timberwolves don't make any moves, despite talks

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The Timberwolves' front office has decided to keep things quiet for this year's trade deadline. In a statement to reporters after today's team practice, GM Milt Newton said that he had fielded calls from other teams a matter of professional responsibility, but didn't see any offers that he and the front office felt were worth a move.

“We have our team intact,” Newton said. “We haven’t made any trades. There was nothing that was presented to us that we thought would make our team better.”
Here's a look at some of the rumored discussions leading up to the 2 p.m. deadline.

No movement on Rubio

After listening to offers for Rubio earlier this week, ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Timberwolves had talks with the Milwaukee Bucks regarding a Rubio deal as recently as this morning. Nothing developed however, it appears.

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/700389428833849344

Yahoo sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Timberwolves will likely make Rubio available again during the offseason, however.

KSTP reporter Darren Wolfson shared some of Newton's post-deadline comments on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/700418599039537152

Kevin Martin doesn't find any takers

While the Timberwolves have been attempting to move veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin for most of the season, but there appears to be little market value for the 33-year-old. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the veteran had hoped to be moved to a contending team.

https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/700059175544451072

Martin's numbers have dropped off noticeably from last season, and his relatively large contract contains a guaranteed player option for the 2016-2017 season. Stein tweeted the Knicks asked about Martin earlier today.

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/700390512574902273

Other Wolves rumors

Wolfson previously reported from sources that the Clippers showed a "fringe interest" in power forward Adreian Payne and Wolves' sixth man Shabazz Muhammad.

Around the League

This year's trade deadline proved to be a relatively low-stakes affair, with no star players changing hands. Here's ESPN's trade tracker if you'd like to see the results for yourself, but we'll break down the big moves below.

  • Phoenix Suns' power forward Markeiff Morris moved to Washington in exchange for MN native Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair, according to Wojnarowski and ESPN's Zach Lowe
  • The Cavaliers added Channing Frye to bolster their bench as part of a three team trade that sent center Anderson Varejaeo to Portland and Jared Cunningham to the Magic, as reported by the New York Daily News' FrankIsola.
  • Former Timberwolf Randy Foye was acquired by Oklahoma City from the Nuggets for DJ Augustin, Steve Novak and draft assets, according to Wojnarowski.
  • The Clippers traded shooting guard Lance Stephenson to Memphis in exchange for Jeff Green, according to the OC Register's Dan Woike.

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