5 buyout candidates to keep on radar for Timberwolves roster

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Will the Minnesota Timberwolves make any more roster moves? Perhaps. After all, the NBA has a nearly exclusive hold on one of the most intriguing manners of redistributing NBA veteran players to jump off the roster of struggling teams for a chance to sign on with an NBA contender. That happens in a process known as the NBA Buyout Market.

It is the last chapter of roster building that NBA teams now have, and it involves the agreed-upon arrangement by which the original team and the player agree on a compensation point that will result in that player becoming an NBA Free Agent. The team wins because that buyout is typically a discounted price of the original contract. The player wins because he gets cash up front, can sign a new contract with a contender, and can land on an NBA Playoff team in hopes of winning the championship.

Will the Timberwolves shop the NBA Buy-Out market?

Unlike NBA Free Agency, the most successful teams have leverage, and can cherry-pick from among the new pool of NBA veterans who would love to land on a playoff-bound team.

So who are the projected NBA buyout candidates this season? Here is a fairly good list to start with:

So who will it be?

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Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves may or may not be active in the NBA Buy-Out market in terms of signing veterans. But we know that the difference and losing in the NBA can be one player, so the motivation is certainly there for the Timberwolves to take a slow and deliberate approach to consider any and all candidates to be signed by the team this late in the season. Like who?