By Jerry Zgoda
Craig Smith’s agent says he is still talking with the Wolves, but says his guy has “several offers” from other teams and hopes to have a deal in place one way or the other by Monday. If Smith accepts an offer from another team, the Wolves would have seven days from July 9, the first day players can officially sign with teams, to match the offer and let Smith go.
Meanwhile, keep your eyes on the New York Knicks and Sebastian Telfair. The Knicks have targeted Chicago point guard Chris Duhon, but could get serious about bringing Telfair, the Coney Island schoolboy star, back home to the big city. Miami also reportedly has some interest in Telfair, who is free to sign with any team since the Wolves did not make him a $3.5 million qualifying offer.