5 Free agents who should no longer be on Timberwolves' radar after the NBA Draft

With the conclusion of the NBA Draft, Minnesota will no longer need to pursue these free agent targets.
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3. Alec Burks

Former New York Knick Alec Burks is the first player on the list who will likely sign a deal above the veteran's minimum. It's not a guarantee, but Burks' scoring prowess over the last decade has shown no signs of declining.

Prior to being dealt to New York at the trade deadline, Burks averaged 12.6 points per game for the lowly Detroit Pistons. In the Motor City, he cashed in on 40.1 percent of his threes and 90.3 percent of his free throws.

Burks' stats decreased in nearly every category following his departure to New York. The 32-year-old swingman only played 13.5 minutes per game in Tom Thibodeau's scant lineups. When called upon in the postseason, Burks delivered. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 14.8 points in only 20.2 minutes of action.

Despite not receiving an abundance of playing time, Burks still displayed his keen ability to put the ball in the hoop. Since last suiting up for the Knicks, New York has added Mikal Bridges, will be bringing back Julius Randle, and spent three draft picks on potential rotation-worthy players.

Burks' days in Manhattan are likely over. He'll move on elsewhere, but it likely won't be in Minneapolis. If any team offers the 13-year pro anything more than a minimum contract, the Wolves will have already been outbid. To further muck up the circumstances—Minnesota essentially drafted a Burks-lite in Shannon Jr.