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The former MVP remains one of the league's highest-paid sneaker endorsers, in part because he's a fan favorite in the NBA's largest global market.
Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler has already returned to offseason activities after undergoing minor surgery on his right hand.
Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins is one of the top players in a star-studded group for new sneaker endorsements.
The Wolves' Jimmy Butler hopes a great 2018-19 will mean more money next summer, a strategy that worked for him while with the Bulls.
Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.
The Wolves have agreed to a one-year deal with Anthony Tolliver, according to reports, on the same day sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the franchise rescinded its qualifying offer to Nemanja Bjelica.
The Timberwolves and free-agent guard Derrick Rose have reached agreement on a one-year deal, league sources told ESPN.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Minnesota is sitting right at $112M in salary after the Cole Aldrich waiver. The Timberwolves will incur a $2M cap hit and will have the choice to stretch the amount owed over three years. Stretching the money would save the Timberwolves $1.37M this year but with the possibility of having 3 max contracts in 2019, Minnesota might be best to take the cap hit in one season.
The Minnesota have waive little-used center Cole Aldrich, who becomes a free agent. The Timberwolves would have had to guarantee his $6.9 million contract.
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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).
Seeking toughness and defensive versatility, the Wolves used the No. 20 overall pick to select Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie in Thursday's NBA draft.