Reports out of Phoenix and from ESPN.com Friday state the Timberwolves are willing to pay restricted free-agent point guard Eric Bledsoe a maximum 4-year, $63 million contract that they aren't willing to give Ricky Rubio.
Lou Amundson has signed a one-year, nonguaranteed deal with the Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Although the Cavs' rebuilt roster is filling up fast, the veteran journeyman stands a decent chance at making the final cut.
DeMarcus Cousins left Spain with a ton of baggage. Not the old baggage, new baggage. His luggage was stuffed with a FIBA World Cup gold medal, a sampling of souvenirs, a Team USA jersey to be forever cherished, and gentle reminders from USA Basketball officials - though nothing in writing, of course - that the Rio de Janeiro Olympics are only two years away.