NBA Free Agency: Timberwolves Offer For Ronnie Brewer Not Enough, According To Agent

There haven't been all that many signings for the Minnesota Timberwolves in free agency, but that hasn't been for lack of trying. One of the latest attempted moves -- and also one of the more high profile ones -- by the Wolves was throwing an offer to former Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer.

It didn't end up working out for the Wolves as they had intended, despite an offer called 'generous', Brewer decided to instead sign with the New York Knicks. According to Brewer's agent, it was a move that Brewer felt provided a better opportunity:

"Minnesota was very interested in Ronnie and was very aggressive about it," Thomas said. "For the things that were important to him, he felt that the better move was to go to New York. Ronnie was more comfortable with the opportunity there."

As posited by Ray Richardson of Twincities.com, one of the reasons that Brewer may not have been interested is the sheer number of shooting guards that the Timberwolves have brought in to hopefully start playing next season already:

Kahn's determination to improve the Wolves' shooting guard position might have steered Brewer to New York. The Wolves have reached contract agreements with Brandon Roy and Alexey Shved, though neither has signed. The Wolves also made a trade with the Houston Rockets on June 26 to acquire small forward Chase Budinger, who can play shooting guard, as can returning veterans Wes Johnson, J.J. Barea and Luke Ridnour.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out professional basketball news from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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