Kahn says he won't dive into midnight madness

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 30, 2012 - 1:00 AM

The Toronto Raptors are expected to send a sizable contingent to two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash's New York City doorstep at the strike of midnight Saturday, when teams can begin wooing free agents this year.

Just don't expect Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn to go knocking anywhere.

"I'd be afraid to have the doorbell ring myself if it were 12 o'clock at night," Kahn said.

Have no fear then, Jamal Crawford, O.J. Mayo, Courtney Lee or other possible shooting guards such as Brandon Roy that the Wolves might target in free agency.

Before midnight, the Wolves must decide whether to extend qualifying offers to Michael Beasley ($8.1 million) and Anthony Randolph ($4 million) and whether to pick up a team option on Martell Webster's $5.7 million salary for next season or pay him about $600,000 to let him become an unrestricted free agent.

Kahn said after Thursday night's draft that he hadn't made those decisions, even though it seems unlikely he will commit any or all of those millions.

He has promised changes to a roster that added Chase Budinger this week, and considering that he continues to discuss trades, including one that would acquire Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

Those trade discussions date to last year's draft, before the Wolves took Derrick Williams second overall. On Friday, the Associated Press reported Charlotte refused when the Wolves offered Williams for Thursday's No. 2 overall pick, a trade that would have been part of a bigger deal for Gasol.

The Wolves have the salary cap-friendly contracts of Webster and retiring center Brad Miller they could include in any trade if they do so by midnight Saturday.

Been there

Robbie Hummel is from Valparaiso, Ind., and just now is turning professional at age 23.

New teammate Ricky Rubio is from Barcelona, Spain and played his first pro game at 14.

But Hummel knows something Rubio doesn't know: How to come all the way back from knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

"I've been through it twice," said Hummel, who suffered the same injury twice in 10 months in 2010 at Purdue. "I think I can give him some advice on that. It was unfortunate to watch him go down, but it's something you can come back from."

Waiting ...

So what did the Wolves' brass do all night Thursday, when they waited more than four hours before they picked Hummel 58th overall?

"We watched the draft, we made a few phone calls, we received a lot more phone calls than we made," Kahn said. "Our 58th pick was, for 58, pretty well-regarded. We had quite a few calls from people wanting to buy it, but it feels a little strange to pull yourself out all together especially when you don't have a pick in the first round."

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