Timberwolves Still Considering Free Agent Bigs

With 13 players on guaranteed contracts, the Timberwolves have room to add another player or two if they so choose, and it sounds as if team president David Kahn is considering the possibility. According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kahn and the Wolves are mulling adding another big man, and have "several candidates in mind."

After signing Andrei Kirilenko, Brandon Roy, Alexey Shved, and Greg Stiemsma, the Timberwolves are not only out of cap space, but have no cap exceptions available outside of the minimum salary exception. Even so, it appears a free agent addition is more likely than an acquisition via trade.

Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio wrote two weeks ago that the T-Wolves had asked around about trading for a big, but that talks never got far; and in his piece today, Walters specifically says Minnesota is eyeing the free agent market. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld adds (via Twitter) that the Wolves are watching unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside work out today in Houston.

The T-Wolves have also been mentioned as possible suitors for players like Anthony Tolliver or Mehmet Okur, but both free agents are expected to command more than the veteran's minimum, making them unlikely fits for Minnesota. This morning, I took a look at the top rebounders still on the market — if the Wolves are bargain-hunting, they could do worse than some of the options on that list.

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