Minnesota Timberwolves: Cheap free agents (part 3)

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 16: C.J. Watson
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OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 16: C.J. Watson Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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The third and final edition of cheap free agents for the Minnesota Timberwolves examines some veteran names that might be good fits.

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to look at any and all options with available free agents, hoping to add to their porous bench depth.

Earlier this week, Minnesota announced that the deals with Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague are both flat, meaning they will get paid the same amount each year.

For Gibson, he will receive $14 million each of his two years in Minnesota. Teague will receive $19 million for each of his seasons and then will have a player option for the same amount for the third year of the deal.

This gives us more information and allows us to have a clearer picture of what kind of money the Timberwolves are looking at.

According to Dane Moore of Canis Hoopus, the Timberwolves should have $2.36 million to work with.

That’s a little bit more than the $2 million number we were using for the past two parts but not enough to make a significant difference in the approach.

As I’ve said before, don’t expect any of these deals to happen anytime soon. As we sit in the middle of July, just two weeks removed from the start of free agency, players don’t yet have a sense of urgency to sign with a team.

They will continue to hold out hope that someone will pay them more than the minimum, which is a smart move on their part.

As the summer moves on, however, these players will hopefully be linked to the Wolves as they would be very helpful.