Timberwolves Going After Rudy Gay?

by June 29, 2010

The Star Tribune says Minny will target free agent forward Rudy Gay this summer: “David Kahn says he plans to call two agents at 11 o’clock Wednesday, when the NBA’s free-agency negotiation period begins. I hear from a good league source that one of those two guys is Memphis forward Rudy Gay. I texted David Kahn for a confirmation or denial Monday evening and he did not respond. For months, Gay has seemed like one of the most realistic possibilities if the Wolves did something significant in free agency because he’s young (23), could grow into the kind of star you can build a team around and is a restricted free agent for a Memphis team that might not be willing to match a rich offer. Last week, the Wolves drafted Wesley Johnson, who plays the same small-forward position as Gay. That pick might suggest that the Wolves won’t be in the market now for another small forward, but remember: This team drafted four point guards (and traded away two) last summer and also added swingmen Martell Webster and Lazar Hayward along with Johnson on draft night.”