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


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

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.

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.

Next Up

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.


Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.


4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.


Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.


At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

paisley park

Paisley Park to open pop-up shop at Mall of America

The new store is set to open on Black Friday.


COVID-19: Here's what Gov. Walz, Republicans are proposing to help businesses

Once they come to an agreement, Walz will call a special session to pass the legislation.