Sprewell still hoping for three-year deal

Updated: July 1, 2004, 4:28 PM ET
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Latrell Sprewell is staying with Minnesota, as expected, and the veteran swingman would like to finish his career with the Timberwolves.

Sprewell has exercised his option to make $14.625 million this season. He had until midnight Wednesday to take that salary for 2004-05 or opt out and become a free agent. Sprewell's agent, Robert Gist, and Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale wanted to wait until Thursday to announce the decision.

Now, Gist and McHale will speak ...

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