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Updated: July 24th, 2012 11:24am
Ronnie Brewer turns down Wolves, who appear to have other targets

Ronnie Brewer turns down Wolves, who appear to have other targets

by Darren Wolfson
1500ESPN.com
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Just call Minnesota Timberwolves president of operations David Kahn the Adam Dunn of the NBA.

He's connected occasionally this month, signing free agents Brandon Roy, Alexey Shved and Greg Stiemsma.

But his swinging-and-missing continued on Tuesday, when a league source indicated that free-agent guard Ronnie Brewer chose a one-year contract from the New York Knicks over an offer from the Wolves.

Kahn has also missed out on Jordan Hill (re-signed with the Lakers) and Nic Batum (the Blazers matched an offer sheet). 

With many free agents still available, of course, the Wolves still have options.

A source said they continue to maintain daily dialogue with agent Mark Bartelstein, who represents unrestricted free agents Dominic McGuire and Carl Landry and restricted free agent Brandon Rush. It's not known if the Wolves are more focused on one of those players over the others.

Another source said they have now initiated contact through text messaging with free-agent guard Jodie Meeks' camp. The Wolves did not reach out to them through the first three weeks of free agency -- another indication they are moving on to Plans C, D, E and beyond.

Darren "Doogie" Wolfson is the jack-of-all-trades sports guy for 5 Eyewitness News and a contributor to 1500ESPN.com.
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