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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wolves to snag Martin, Brewer

By Marc Stein
ESPN.com

The Minnesota Timberwolves are adding Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer in separate transactions that they have been pursuing since free agency began, according to sources close to the process.

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The Wolves have agreed to sign Martin to a four-year deal in the $30 million range via sign-and-trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The deal will at least create a trade exception for the Thunder -- along with draft considerations -- after they failed to hang on to Martin, the most accomplished player Oklahoma City acquired in last October's controversial James Harden trade.

The Timberwolves, sources say, also have agreed to a trade that will send veteran guard Luke Ridnour and his $4.3 million expiring contract to Milwaukee to create the needed salary-cap space to sign Brewer to a three-year deal in the $15 million range.

Martin, 30, averaged 14.0 points while shooting 42.6 percent from 3-point range last season for the Thunder. The 27-year-old Brewer averaged 12.1 points last season with the Denver Nuggets.