The Minnesota Timberwolves are heavily pursuing free agent Pau Gasol in an attempt to once again team him up with head coach Tom Thibodeau. Gasol's leadership experience could be an asset for one of the youngest cores in the NBA, and he could assist Thibodeau in holding his players accountable on the court. For this reason, Minnesota is offering Gasol a two-year deal that is worth about $40 million according to ESPN. However, the Timberwolves are currently battling against several teams for Gasol's services, including the Toronto Raptors, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Portland Trail Blazers. In the end, these teams may beat out Minnesota because he may want a chance to compete for a championship as soon as possible.