[Guide] According to internal sources in the league, the Timberwolves are secretly negotiating a deal with the Grizzlies.
The Timberwolves want to get wing defender Tony, while the Grizzlies’ main purpose is to get rid of Prince’s big contract.
Prince is making $7.2 million this season.
Next season it will be $7.7 million.
Timberwolves get rid of Prince’s contract
On February 18th, , according to Yahoo Sports, internal sources from the league revealed that the Memphis Grizzlies are negotiating a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Grizzlies want former Rockets small forward Chase Budinger and Mavericks champion guard Juan Barea.
In order to complete this deal, the Grizzlies are willing to send veteran Prince, but they may also need to take on wing defender Tony Allen.
However, the two parties are still negotiating, and the variables are still very large.
In fact, the main purpose of the Grizzlies to complete this deal is to get rid of Prince’s high contract. Prince’s contract will not expire until 2015. This season, he averaged only 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
But as high as 7.2 million US dollars, and next season will be as high as 7.7 million US dollars.
For the Timberwolves, defensive champion Allen is their main goal in this campaign. Timberwolves general manager Philip Saunders has always hoped to strengthen the team through trades, especially to strengthen the team’s resilience, and Tony is the best.
The 25-year-old Budinger missed a lot of games in the first half of the season due to knee surgery. After returning, he averaged 6.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game.
Another veteran Barea involved in the transaction can get 18.2 minutes per game as a substitute for Ricky Rubio, contributing 8.7 points and 3.5 assists.