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T-Wolves Offer Eric Bledsoe Max Deal

With training camp just a few days away, Eric Bledsoe’s status with the Phoenix Suns is still uncertain. The restricted free agent guard has made it clear to the Suns that he wants a max contract, if he doesn’t get that Bledsoe is ready to sign a one-year , $3.7 million qualifying offer with the Suns and become an unrestricted free agent next season.

The new-look Minnesota Timberwolves, however, are trying to negotiate a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns to land Bledsoe. The T-Wolves have offered Bledsoe the max contract that he is looking for.

Via ESPN: 

The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum level contract that he has been seeking, sources said, but because of cap restrictions, the only way he can join the team as currently constructed is through a sign-and-trade deal. Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.

This is a renewal of talks that have stretched over the past several months. The teams had discussions involving aKevin Love trade that would involve Bledsoe but never made serious traction on a deal.

The Wolves, who acquired No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins after trading Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month, see Bledsoe as a strong running mate to their new franchise player and have made some aggressive offers to Phoenix to try to get them to accept a deal.

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