Timberwolves Steal Forward From Western Rival In Free Agency

The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a move that's earning huge praise from NBA observers, signing forward Kyle Anderson to a free agent contract, prying him away from the Memphis Grizzlies. 

It's a two-year, $18M deal for the underrated two-way forward, who delivers defensive versatility as well as playmaking. 

The Athletic's John Hollinger noted that although Anderson isn't much of a shooter, "playing next to the league’s best-shooting center and three guards who can let it rip from deep, he should be a major plus with his loping slashes to the cup. Anderson is also a major upgrade for a team that struggled on defense last season and lacked quality at both forward spots."

The loss is a tough one for the Grizzlies, who also lost another key power forward yesterday when they learned that Jaren Jackson Jr. will be out up to six months (potentially well into the season) after surgery for a stress fracture. 

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