Possible Free Agents: The Minnesota Connection

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Since the Wizards have now become the Timberwolves of the East, I thought it would be good to see what free agents would fit into the Wizards new model.

The Wolf rating is based on connection to Minnesota...

Rasho Nesterovic:

Nesterovic is a big man, and one of the big men the Wizards are reported to be interested in. Rasho didn't just play for the Timberwolves, he played for the Flip Saunders Timberwolves. Drafted by Minnesota in 1998, Rasho spent 5 seasons in the land of 1,000 lakes, all under current Wizards coach Flip Saunders.
Rating: 5 Wolves

Joe Smith:

Joe Smith played for Flip Saunders and the T-Wolves at 2 points in his career (4 seasons). This time included the T-Wolves playoff years. He is also a big man that the Wizards could use.
Rating: 4 Wolves

Stephon Marbury:

Marbury was the star point guard for the Timberwolves during their playoff years with Kevin Garnett. He played for Flip Saunders, and ran his offense for 3 seasons. The Wizards already have a lot of guards, but he IS a former Timberwolf...
Rating: 4 Wolves

Jason Collins:

Collins is also a big man, and is also being targeted by Washington. Jason spent last season with the Timberwolves.
Rating: 2 Wolves

Shelden Williams:

Shelden is a big man, and would fill the backup big man position well for the Wizards. He started last season on the Kings, but played 15 games on the T-Wolves at the end of the season.
Rating: 1 Wolf

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