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Updated: February 19th, 2014 11:09am
Report: Possible deal between Wolves and Memphis has 'gained momentum'

Report: Possible deal between Wolves and Memphis has 'gained momentum'

by Nate Sandell
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The Minnesota Timberwolves may be closing in on a deal before the trade deadline on Thursday.

According to a report from CBS Sports' Ken Berger, the Wolves and the Memphis Grizzlies have "gained momentum" on a deal that would bring Tayshaun Prince and Tony Allen to Minnesota in exchange for J.J. Barea and Chase Budinger.

Initial buzz about a possible trade surfaced on Monday when it was reported both teams were discussing a deal.

Prince, in his 12th NBA season, is averaging 6.2 points, 1.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 26 minutes per game.

Allen, 32, has garnered interest in part because of his defensive prowess. He was averaging 10 points before being sidelined in early January with an injured hand. Allen has yet to return to Memphis' lineup, but appears to be close to being back some point this week.

1500 contributor Darren Wolfson later seconded Berger's report with a confirmation text from a team source.

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In this story: J.J. Barea, Chase Budinger