Jimmy Butler attempting to bring Kyle Lowry or other top free agent guards to Minnesota
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Jimmy Butler attempting to bring Kyle Lowry or other top free agent guards to Minnesota

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Minnesota Timberwolves fans have barely recovered from their hangover brought about by the team’s acquisition of Jimmy Butler via a trade with the Chicago Bulls, and yet here they are again getting spoon-fed with more reasons to be thrilled for the upcoming season.

Among the latest to come out of the NBA offseason rumor mill was that of Butler attempting to sweet talk other free agents to come join him in Minnesota according to the Associated Press’ Jon Krawczynski.

One ideal position for the Wolves to improve on via free agency is the point guard slot despite already having Ricky Rubio. Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports that that the team is taking hard and long looks at the likes of Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague, and George Hill.

Lowry is the tastiest target among those names and getting him in Minnesota’s fold would make the team arguably the biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. And by waving Jordan Hill this week, the Timberwolves carved out some cap space they could use in case they get Lowry’s or any other top free point guards’ attention.

A team that boasts of a core composed of Butler, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl-Anthony Towns is pretty enticing for someone like Lowry, who’ll have plenty of elite weapons to work with.

The offseason appears to be the gift that keeps on giving for Minnesota.