With just days left before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves have offered restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe a max contract.
According to ESPN.com, the team is offering the 24-year-old a four-year, $63 million maximum-level contract he’s been seeking. It comes after a stalemate between him and the Suns, following Phoenix’s four-year, $48 million offer in July.
The Wolves — who acquired No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kevin Love last month — see Bledsoe as a strong running mate to their new franchise player… and have been trying to finalize a deal with the Suns.
However, the four-year guard has made it clear he’s only interested in signing a max contract. Other than that, he’s only sign a one-year, $3.7 million qualifying offer with the Suns that would enable him to become an unrestricted free agent next year.