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Updated: November 1st, 2010 11:01am
Wolves exercise options for Beasley, Love, Ellington, Flynn, Koufos

Wolves exercise options for Beasley, Love, Ellington, Flynn, Koufos

by Phil Mackey
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The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Monday that they have exercised the third-year option for 2011-2012 for guards Wayne Ellington and Jonny Flynn, as well as the fourth-year option on forwards Michael Beasley and Kevin Love, and center Kosta Koufos.

According to salary data on, Ellington will earn $1.1 million, Flynn $3.4 million, Beasley $6.2 million, Love $4.6 million and Koufos $2.2 million.

The Wolves fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-89 on Saturday night. They continue a three-game road trip on Tuesday night with a trip to Miami to face Lebron James and the Heat.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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