Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
A day after missing out on Nicolas Batum, the Timberwolves saw another coveted free agent, Houston shooting guard Courtney Lee, go to Boston on Thursday, July 19, in a sign-and-trade deal.
The Wolves, distracted with the Batum situation for nearly three weeks, were seriously interested in Lee, considered the best shooting guard prospect remaining in free agency.
Lee was among several players the Wolves had targeted in case they missed out on Batum, who re-signed with Portland on Thursday after the club matched the Wolves' four-year, $46.5 million offer sheet to him.
While Boston and Houston completed the Lee deal, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Pioneer Press that the Wolves were considering putting a claim in on former Orono High School star Jon Leuer before he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Friday, July 19.
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