By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis MN - Following an active draft night, the Minnesota Timberwolves continued their feverish rebuilding by signing two free agent players on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo! Sports, the Timberwolves have landed free agent shooting guard Kevin Martin. Sources close to the situation are claiming that the deal will land Martin in Minnesota for four years at a cost of $28 million.
Martin, who at 6'7" will fill the role of three point threat for the Wolves, averaged 14 points for the Thunder last season after the James Harden trade landed him in Oklahoma City. Through nine seasons in the NBA, Martin has averaged 17.8 points while shooting nearly 40% behind the arc.
Another Yahoo! Sports report claims that the Wolves have agreed to a three-year $16 million deal to bring back small forward Chase Budinger. The report confirms that the third year of the deal will be a player option.
Budinger played 23 games for the Timberwolves in 2012 but missed substantial time after undergoing surgery to replace torn cartilage in his left knee, sidelining him for much of the year. While on the court with the Wolves, Budinger averaged 9.4 pts and 3.1 rebounds per game.
With reliable options at both the shooting guard and small forward positions already acquired, Flip Saunder will likely turn his staff's attention back towards re-signing free agent center Nikola Pekovic who will likely demand the remaining chunk of dollars that the Timberwolves have to bargain with.
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