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Report: Timberwolves seek Bledsoe

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are pursuing restricted free-agent point guard Eric Bledsoe in the final days before the start of NBA training camps.

The Timberwolves are interested in working out a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, ESPN.com reported Friday.

Contract talks with Phoenix stalled after the Suns offered a four-year, $48 million deal in July. Bledsoe is seeking a maximum four-year, $63 million contract that the Timberwolves are reported to be willing to pay to land him.

Earlier in the summer, Bledsoe’s name came up in discussions associated with the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, but nothing materialized involving Bledsoe.

If the Suns don’t meet Bledsoe’s preseason demands, he plans to sign a one-year, $3.7 million qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season and then become an unrestricted free agent after that.

The Suns added two new point guards during the offseason — signing free-agent Isaiah Thomas to a four-year, $27 million deal in July and selecting Tyler Ennis in the first round of the NBA Draft in June.

Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points and 5.5 assists in 43 games for the Suns last season after a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers.

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