Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau was interviewed on WCCO-830 AM, according to the Pioneer Press, and part of the discussion focused on the four open roster spots the Wolves have. Thibodeau said he believes the team will sign a few players in the next two weeks.
"We think we’re going to have a shot at some really good players, but we have to be patient," Thibodeau said.
At this point, the Wolves only have minimum salaries and one two-way contract available to free agents. One player Thibodeau has spoken to is Shabazz Muhammad, who was renounced by the team to open up salary-cap room. There is a chance Muhammad could re-sign with the Timberwolves, as his agent has yet to find the forward a deal with any of the other 29 NBA teams.
"He's one of the players we are talking to," Thibodeau told KFXN-100.3. "Bazz has a great relationship with a number of players on the team. I know they would like to have him back. He’s got to make a decision shortly."
With training camp set to open in less than a month, Thibodeau will look to bring in a backup point guard and two wing players.
In other news, Thibodeau said the team has spoken to Andrew Wiggins several times regarding the five-year, $148 million max contract that is on the table, and the situation remains fluid.
"Hopefully in the next few weeks we’ll get there, but it's been very positive with Andrew," Thibodeau told KFXN-100.3.
After the Wolves added Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford this offseason, most NBA experts believe Minnesota will make the 2018 playoffs.
-- Nick Silva