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MINNEAPOLIS -- Mo Williams is on his way to Minnesota, which means J. Phil Taylor Jersey .J. Barea could be on his way out. The Timberwolves and Williams have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, the players agency, Priority Sports, announced on Monday. The agreement gives the Timberwolves an experienced and versatile combo guard to play behind Ricky Rubio. Williams turns 32 in December and is coming off a season in Portland in which he averaged 9.7 points per game for his lowest output since his rookie year in 2003-04. But his ability to shoot -- he is a career 38.5 per cent shooter from 3-point range -- and handle the ball made him an attractive target for the Timberwolves, who were looking for a quality veteran to play behind Rubio and alongside rookie Zach LaVine next season. The Timberwolves had one of the most productive starting units in the NBA from an offensive standpoint last season, but the production dipped dramatically when the reserves took the floor. Alexey Shved struggled mightily and was never able to assume the primary ball-handling role that the team envisioned when they brought him over from Russia in 2012. Shveds lacklustre play forced then-coach Rick Adelman to use Barea as a more conventional point guard, saddling him with responsibilities of running the offence and getting his teammates involved, which didnt play to the fiery guards strengths. Barea was at his best in Dallas, playing alongside bigger point guard Jason Kidd so he could assume the role of a mini-shooting guard and create mismatches with his ability to penetrate. He signed a four-year deal with Minnesota in 2011, but has struggled while playing the backup point guard spot for much of that time. Barea is entering the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.5 million next season. So if Timberwolves President Flip Saunders is able to trade Barea this summer, he essentially will be saving $750,000 while getting a player more equipped to handle multiple responsibilities in Williams, all while maintaining salary cap flexibility going forward. Williams, who was an All-Star in 2009 when he helped LeBron James and the Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals, declined his $2.7 million player option to become a free agent. He picked up a nice little raise to come to Minnesota and will get a chance to play some significant minutes on a Timberwolves team that could have a completely different look when next season begins. Bareas name has been mentioned often during trade talks that centre around All-Star forward Kevin Love, who can opt out of his contract next season and has told the Wolves he wants to play for a contender. The Wolves have engaged in significant discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who want to team Love with James and Kyrie Irving to form a new-look Big 3 in the East. The Wolves also have talked to Golden State, Chicago, Boston and several other teams about Love. But with a package that could include No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a future first-round pick, the Cavaliers have the assets the Wolves covet most. Any deal could not be completed until Aug. 23, 30 days after Wiggins signed his contract. The Timberwolves are using this waiting period to explore all of their options, including the possibility of adding a third team to the mix to unload players like Barea and Shved, who will make just under $3.3 million next season. Ryan Grant Jersey . Rockies manager Walt Weiss was unhappy, too. Weiss addressed the issue in a 15-minute meeting with his pitcher and catcher after the Rockies gave up 14 hits and lost 10-1. De La Rosa lasted only 4 1-3 innings and allowed five runs in his first opening-day start. Ryan Anderson Jersey . This game was inside. Adrian Peterson was missing. The stage was set for another step toward the playoffs. http://www.theredskinsshoponline.com/Youth-Sam-Huff-Redskins-Jersey/ . During the furious first few hours of free agency Tuesday, the team agreed to terms with strong safety Donte Whitner, a Cleveland native who cant wait to play in his hometown.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- For someone who was lightly recruited coming out of high school, linebacker Khalil Mack is attracting an impressive crowd leading up to the NFL draft. Representatives from all 32 teams were on hand Tuesday for the University at Buffalos pro day, and the projected first-round draft pick was the main attraction inside the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse. "Thirty-two teams? Thats a blessing," Mack said. "I dont try to notice that. I try to keep that on the backburner. Im still working hard, and thats what its about with me. I dont focus on the attention." Mack is becoming difficult to overlook. At 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds, he possesses the size, speed and versatility to play a variety of positions in any type of defensive scheme. He also has impressive numbers over a four-year college career in the Mid-American Conference, which he capped by earning the Jack Lambert award as the nations top linebacker. He set an FBS career record with 16 forced fumbles and tied another one with 75 career tackles for a loss. Not bad for someone who, coming out of Fort Pierce, Fla., first considered attending Liberty University, before being offered a full scholarship by Buffalo, and only after Liberty assistant Robert Wimberly was hired by the Bulls. Some five years later, Mack had the NFLs attention during a Bulls pro day that traditionally attracts between 15 and 20 scouts. "That just shows you what high regard the NFL has of him," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said of the turnout. "The skys the limit on him." Among those on hand were Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and Cleveland Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine, the Bills former defensive co-ordinator. Pettine joked he just happened to be in town to pick up a few things he left behind. As for his interest in Mack, Pettine broke into a wide smile and said: "Just a little bit." Pettine then spent about 10 minutes on the sideline discussiing Mack with Bulls coach Jeff Quinn. Samaje Perine Jersey. "Absolutely the best player Ive seen. Hes just so complete," Quinn said of Mack. "Hes a game-changer." That was evident in a last years season-opening 40-20 loss at Ohio State. Mack was in on nine tackles and had 2 1/2 sacks. He returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown that put a scare into the Buckeyes by cutting their lead to 20-13 early in the second quarter. "That was his coming-out party. The game wasnt too big for him," Whaley said. "He showed that he belonged out there. And those are the type of guys hell be playing against on Sundays." His production didnt tail off, either. Mack finished the season with a MAC-best 10 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss. He also had five forced fumbles and three interceptions while leading Buffalo (8-5) to only its second bowl berth, a 49-24 loss to San Diego State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. An NFL scouting report rates Mack as a top-10 draft prospect and lists "disruptive first-step quickness" among his strengths. On Tuesday, Mack limited his workouts to individual drills and one 40-yard dash, in which he was clocked at 4.54 seconds. That was an improvement over the 4.63-second time he had at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month. "It didnt feel like me. I felt tight," Mack said, referring to his time at Indianapolis. "I finished it up the way I wanted to today." Mack has been highly motivated to succeed since he first arrived in Buffalo. He wore No. 46 after discovering that was the number of his power ranking out of 100 on an NCAA football video game. Though he might consider changing numbers after being drafted, Mack doesnt intend to alter his approach. "I feel like theres a lot more that I have to prove, especially coming out of the MAC," Mack said. "I feel like Ive got to go out there and dominate on the next level." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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