Most recent team: Rockets '14-15 stats: 10.1 ppg/3.4 apg '14-15 salary: $915K Assessment: The Wolves -- who allowed a league-worst 106.5 points per game last season -- could use a lock-down defender, and Beverley fits the bill. Minnesota could still use another point guard, too, since the Zach LaVine experiment at that position produced shaky results last season.
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Marco Belinelli, SG (Unrestricted FA)
Recent team: Spurs '14-15 stats: 9.2 ppg/2.5 rbg '14-15 salary: $2.87M Assessment: Belinelli shot 37.4 percent from beyond the arc last season. That solid marksmanship could shore up another major weakness for Minnesota; the Wolves shot just 33.3 percent from 3-point land last season.
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Rodney Stuckey, SG (UFA)
Recent team: Pacers '14-15 stats: 12.6 ppg/3.1 apg '14-15 salary: $1.23M Assessment: If the Wolves want a cost-effective, solid scorer they could do far worse than Stuckey on the free-agent market. Stuckey is a proven shooter (39 percent on 3s; 81.9 percent from the free-throw line last season) but it sounds like he's likely to remain in Indianapolis.
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Aaron Brooks, PG (UFA)
Recent team: Bulls '14-15 stats: 11.6 ppg/3.2 apg '14-15 salary: $915K Assessment: Brooks could provide instant-offense to a Timberwolves squad that's perpetually in need of it. At 30, he could also provide veteran leadership to Minnesota's youthful roster.
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Beno Udrih, PG (Player Option)
Recent team: Grizzlies '14-15 stats: 7.7 ppg/2.8 apg '14-15 salary: $2.08M Assessment: Udrih thrived as a backup point guard in Memphis. And, at nearly 33 years old, he would likely serve as a willing mentor for a Wolves backcourt that includes the likes of Ricky Rubio (24 years old), Zach LaVine (20) and rookie Tyus Jones (19).
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Alan Anderson, SG (PO)
Recent team: Nets '14-15 stats: 7.4 ppg/2.8 rbg '14-15 salary: $1.28M Assessment: The thought of returning to his native Minneapolis might be intriguing for the well-traveled Anderson. Plus, Wolves patriarch Flip Saunders always holds Michigan State alums in high regard, given his friendship with Spartans boss Tom Izzo.
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C.J. Watson, PG (UFA)
Recent team: Pacers '14-15 stats: 10 ppg/3.6 apg '14-15 salary: $2.08M Assessment: Watson's a solid scorer, solid defender (1.0 steals per game last season) and, at 31, still appears to have tread left on his tires. Yet, Indiana seems uninterested in keeping him, which could fuel his fire for next season.
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Cory Joseph, PG (RFA)
Recent team: Spurs '14-15 stats: 6.8 ppg/2.4 apg '14-15 salary: $2.13M Assessment: Joseph, 23, seems to be on a career uptick. Plus he's well-schooled, after four seasons playing under the tutelage of the venerable Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. He's also a Toronto native, like Wolves phenom Andrew Wiggins.
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Leandro Barbosa, SG (UFA)
Recent team: Warriors '14-15 stats: 7.1 ppg/1.5 apg '14-15 salary: $1.49M Assessment: Barbosa, 32, seemed to rejuvenate his career while with Golden State. Plus, he would bring a championship pedigree to a Wolves team that hasn't made the postseason in over a decade.
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Kirk Hinrich, PG (PO)
Recent team: Bulls '14-15 stats: 5.7 ppg/2.2 apg '14-15 salary: $2.73M Assessment: Hinrich, a native of Sioux City, Iowa (some 280 miles from Minneapolis) has a reputation for playing the game with a high IQ. Plus, he's experienced 10 postseasons during his time in the NBA, which could intrigue Saunders.