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.


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