Shopping the NBA Free Agency market on a tight budget
When a team does not have fistfuls of cash to throw around, it all comes down to a heartfelt passionate sales pitch. It’s about finding the right words and triggers that lure the player and that player’s agent into considering a team-friendly contract purely out of the team’s:
Locker room culture
Historic rapport with coaches or players on the team
Of course, the first two players we cite have a history with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how they view how the team left things with them. So let’s jump right in:
PG Patrick Beverley
Even though he views himself as a starting point guard, and he is not much of a perimeter shooter, he remains a fan favorite. Patrick Beverley is 34 years old, and that could work in the Timberwolves’ favor as Beverley will likely be very interested in joining an NBA Playoffs team. Still, his ability to spread the floor is waning rapidly.
SG Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley is another former Timberwolves player who has had a difficult place finding his permanent team. He does bring the ability to stretch the floor with a sweet perimeter shot, and his age of just over 26 years of age is a positive quality too. But he wilted in the playoffs (again) and he really doesn’t bring much defense to the table.