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NBA Free Agency 2011: Timberwolves Not Likely To Go After Chris Paul

Chris Paul, the talented point guard for the New Orleans Hornets, is one of the biggest prizes on the NBA trading block. When transactions begin on Friday he is expected to have a lot of attention from most teams in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves could be a nice fit for him, but Bill Simmons does not think that they have the assets or the ability to pull off the trade:

Minnesota can offer the best package (Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams), but there's no way Chris Paul is signing an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ricky Rubio is still looking to make his mark as the Timberwolves' point guard, and Paul is a player looking to go somewhere where he can eventually sign a contract extension and stay for the long. David Kahn has already said that trades are not a priority right now for MInnesota, and the team will likely try to build through free agency.

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