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Report: Wolves Complete Deal with Nemanja Bjelica

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According to Jerry Zgoda, the Wolves are close to agreements with the Euroleague MVP. Details are not available.

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Jerry Zgoda, yesterday, in response to a question about the Bjelica negotiations:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/tximista64">@tximista64</a> It&#39;s done, becomes official on Thursday when moratorium ends</p>&mdash; Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) <a href="https://twitter.com/JerryZgoda/status/617385181641453568">July 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Later he tweeted:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All this $ thrown around last 3 days won&#39;t complicate Wolves&#39; negotiations w/ KG &amp; Bjelica, I&#39;m told. They&#39;re already well down that road</p>&mdash; Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) <a href="https://twitter.com/JerryZgoda/status/617124160259489792">July 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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So "done" or "nearly done" for both of those guys, as we expected. A reminder that signing them puts the roster at 14 guaranteed contracts, with room for only one more player--with Robbie Hummel (to whom the extended a qualifying offer) and Lorenzo Brown (on an unguaranteed contract) still out there.

Elsewhere, the Kings have now made a few signings after a rough start to free agency: getting Rajon Rondo on a one year deal, Marco Belinelli on a 3 year deal, and Kosta Koufos on a 4 year deal (for $33M--a bargain).

I don't love everything they've done--not huge on Rondo, not sure Belinelli looks nearly as good outside of San Antonio. Koufos was a terrific get--Karl loves him.  Still, they've put together something resembling a team now, and we'll see if Karl can put it together.

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading to the Spurs, while DeAndre Jordan chose the Mavs, leaving the Clippers in some trouble without a center.

CH favorite Bismack Biyombo signed with Toronto for 2/$6M, which seems like a bargain. And Corey Brewer is headed back to Houston for 3/$24.

The Knicks have also done a couple of smart things, signing Robin Lopez and getting a bargain on Kyle O'Quinn, though they also signed Derrick Williams.

The Women's World Cup Final is today at 6:00 pm CDT.  I'll try to get a game thread up for this rematch of both the 2011 WC Final and 2012 Olympic Gold Medal game, Japan vs. U.S. The U.S. has to be the clear favorite today, as it's very difficult to see how Japan is going to score with their dearth of options against a terrific U.S. defense, but you never know.

Have a great Sunday.