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Timberwolves Looking To Offer Eric Bledsoe The Max

In an interesting development, the Phoenix Suns restricted free agent point guard Eric Bledsoe is being courted by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bledsoe has been holding out for a max deal that the Suns have justifiably been reluctant to offer, however, Fox 10 News Phoenix Sports Anchor Jude LaCava’s sources say a deal is in the works.

As Minnesota does not have the salary cap space to make a max offer to Bledsoe outright, a sign-and-trade would have to be worked out with Phoenix. Timberwolves reporter Jerry Zgoda for the Star Tribune days he hasn’t heard any indication about how a deal might go down.

As the Timberwolves already have Ricky Rubio, J.J. Barea and Mo Williams under contract, a sign and trade involving one of their point guards would make sense if Phoenix is interested.

Bledsoe has been hanging around in free agency all summer looking to get the deal he wants and with 10 days to go before training camps open, there appears to be some serious interest at his price.


Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.