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NBA Rumors: Cameron Payne Linked to Timberwolves, MIN But to Lengthen Contract Supply

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 16, 2023Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly “kicking the tires” on potentially signing free-agent point guard Cameron Payne.Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News reported the Wolves have not given Payne a contract offer despite their interest. Payne became a free agent earlier this month after securing his

NBA Rumors: Cameron Payne Linked to Timberwolves, MIN But to Lengthen Contract Supply

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 16, 2023

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Cameron Payne #15 of the San Antonio Spurs speaks to the media during the 2023 NBA Las Vegas Summer League on July 10, 2023 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly “kicking the tires” on doubtlessly signing free-agent level guard Cameron Payne.

Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness Information reported the Wolves haven’t given Payne a contract provide regardless of their curiosity. Payne turned a free agent earlier this month after securing his launch from the San Antonio Spurs.

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San Antonio can pay Payne $6.5 million for the 2023-24 season, so he’ll doubtless be accessible on the veteran’s minimal.

The eight-year veteran spent the earlier 4 seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 10.3 factors and 4.5 assists per recreation whereas taking pictures 41.5 % from the sphere final season.

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The Suns traded Payne to San Antonio in a wage dump in July. With San Antonio within the midst of a rebuild, the workforce granted Payne his launch so he might discover a higher position for a playoff contender.

The Wolves are in determined want of a top quality backup level guard behind Mike Conley. Jordan McLaughlin is at present slated for the position, with Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Shake Milton additionally doubtlessly sliding in. None of these three gamers present true confidence from the backup spot, so signing a participant like Payne earlier than coaching camp would make sense.

Kendrick Nunn, Ish Smith and George Hill are among the many different noteworthy free brokers on the level guard spot.

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