Lowry latest linked to Wolves’ guard search

Kyle Lowry will be one of the hottest commodities in NBA free agency this summer.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is among the those expected to be pursued by the Minnesota Timberwolves in free agency, according to a report from the Sporting News.

The Timberwolves are also looking into Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans), Jeff Teague (Indiana Pacers) and George Hill (Utah Jazz).

As Larry Brown sports noted:

The Wolves may find themselves priced out of Lowry’s market, but an upgrade at least makes sense. They sacrificed a lot of guard depth by including Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn in the trade for Butler and have never really seemed comfortable with committing to Ricky Rubio as their point guard of the future.

Minnesota just pulled off a blockbuster of a deal, acquiring All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. They have also been linked to New York point guard Derrick Rose, another former player under Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau while in Chicago.

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  1. Good guards all of them, Rubio is younger, at least as good defensively, and perhaps a better playmaker – difficult however, to see any of them coming to the wolves unless Rubio is moved. That said, the wolves need a veteran backup PG – Rubio/Jones presently are a good 1-2 48 minute rotation, but if injury or foul trouble you have to have some experience on the bench. Difficult seeing any of these suggested free agents as well as Rubio/Jones being pleased to be all in the mix. Will be interesting to see what Thibs does – None of these guards really has the size to play extended minutes at SG – something that a combo PG/SG veteran on the bench might provide.

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