Wolves To Sign Martin & Budinger 03 Jul 13

The Timberwolves have a new starting shooting guard. Multiple outlets report Minnesota has agreed to a deal with unrestricted free agent Kevin Martin. The deal can’t be made official until July 10th. Martin played for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year in a sixth-man role after being acquired in the James Harden trade. Martin averaged 14 points on 45-percent shooting and .426-percent from behind the arc. Minnesota was the worst three-point shooting team in the NBA during 2012-13, hitting 5.5-of-18 attempts per game. Yahoo Sports reports the deal will be worth four years and 28-million dollars. Martin previously played for T’wolves head coach Rick Adelman in Sacramento and Houston.

T’wolves Re-Sign Budinger

Chase Budinger [[ BUD-in-jur ]] is returning to the Timberwolves. The 25-year-old forward has agreed to a three-year contract worth 16-million dollars, with Budinger holding a player option in the final year of the deal. The Arizona product was acquired in a trade with Houston just before last year’s NBA Draft. Budinger averaged 9.4 points in just 33 games this past season due to a knee injury that required surgery.