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NBA Free Agency Update: Northwest Division- July 4th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Jun 26, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves number one overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns (left) and Tyus Jones (right) address the media at Mayo Clinic Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted:  F: Robbie Hummel, F/C: Arinze Onuaku,  C: Justin Hamilton 

Unrestricted:  G: Gary Neal, C: Kevin Garnett

Having added so much young talent over the past few seasons the T-Wolves  find themselves in a position to not renew certain players contracts or not extend qualifying contracts. Of their 5 free agents one was signed (Gary Neal) by another team, one was offered a qualifying offer, one wasn’t, one was a D-League short term contract and has yet to verify if he’ll play next season.

Report: #TWolves #Timberwolves did not extend a $1.15 million qualifying offer to C Justin Hamilton, making him an unrestricted free agent.

— @kc1nyk (@kc1nyk) June 30, 2015

Minnesota has made Robbie Hummel a qualifying offer, sources told ESPN.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 3, 2015

Arinze Onuaku played all of 6 games with the T-Wolves and spent the majority of his season with the D-League. He’ll play for the Pacers at the Orlando Summer League.

Former Syracuse center Arinze Onuaku will play with Pacers' summer league team


Gary Neal was snatched up by the Washington Wizards with a very reasonable contract and will add much needed shooting depth to the team since Paul Pierce signed with the Clippers.

Gary Neal and Wizards agree to one-year deal worth $2.1 million.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2015

For now, the suddenly versatile and arguably deepest Timberwolves squad in years prepare for Summer League and await Kevin Garnett’s decision on playing another season. And, the Rookie of the Year works to improve his game while also in Toronto to help promote the Pan Am Games. For a team with the fewest wins last season the T-Wolves appear on the precipice of beginning their ascent up the ladder.

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