Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors: How They Acquire Kevin Martin

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have assembled a respectable squad with just 11 days until they open their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Before the lockout, the Timberwolves brought point guard Ricky Rubio over from Spain. They’ve  also signed both of their draft picks. Number two overall selection Derrick Williams, and second round pick Malcom Lee are both signed and ready to contribute right away.

Those three rookies will be joined by free agent signee J.J. Barea. The Wolves and Barea agreed to a four year contract just days ago.

The main piece that is missing is a scoring shooting guard. One name that has been tossed around in trade rumors all offseason (all two weeks of it) is Houston Rockets’ shooting guard Kevin Martin.

Martin would be a great addition to this young Timberwolves team, but how would they go about bringing in a player of Martin’s caliber?

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Houston Rockets Found Coach; What’s Next This Off-Season?

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Houston Rockets have already tackled one task by hiring Kevin McHale as their new head coach.  That is just the beginning though as the team faces a huge question about Yao Ming‘s future as they look to up-grade their roster and get back into the NBA Playoffs.

By: David Kay

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