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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Still Looking For More Depth

The Timberwolves are considering signing another big man.

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Andrei Kirilenko Was Flattered By Wolves' Recruitment

Andrei Kirilenko says the Timberwolves made an irresistible pitch to him during the offseason.

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Timberwolves Sign Will Conroy To Partially Guaranteed Contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent guard Will Conroy to a partially guaranteed one-year contract, as Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports. Conroy will join his teammates in workouts on Friday as he looks to land a roster spot.

Conroy, 29, graduated from the University of Washington in 2005. In four years with the Huskies, the point guard averaged 9.2 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, but he peaked as a scorer by averaging 12.7 points per game during his sophomore season.

Despite the solid collegiate performance, Conroy went undrafted, eventually bouncing between the NBA and the D-League. In 2006-07, Conroy appeared in three games with the Memphis Grizzlies and four games with the Los Angeles Clippers, plus he appeared in five games with the Houston Rockets in 2009-10.

Conroy has spent most of his professional career in the D-League, averaging 17.4 points per game and 8.6 assists per game in 204 games over six seasons. He peaked statistically in 2008-09, averaging 26.5 points per game on 48 percent shooting and 8 assists per game in 49 games with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Reportedly Looking At Sean Williams

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the market for a big man, and though they still have yet to clear out enough cap space to make another signing, they're still talking to potential free agents. Darren Wolfson reports via Twitter that Sean Williams is on Minnesota's radar as an option.

As noted in the Tweet, the Timberwolves expressed interest in Hassan Whiteside, and also reportedly had interest in free agent Mehmet Okur. Williams is just now on the list of players as he wasn't released until the end of August. The Houston Rockets waved Williams due to his contract for the 2012-13 season becoming guaranteed. He was waived on Aug. 28, with his contract scheduled to become guaranteed on Aug. 30.

Williams has also received interest from the Miami Heat. He's been a star in the D-League, playing with the Texas Legends. Recently, he hasn't had much playing time in the NBA, appearing in eight games with the Dallas Mavericks a season ago and three games with the Boston Celtics.

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NBA Rumors: Hassan Whiteside Scheduled To Work Out With Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a workout scheduled with free agent big man Hassan Whiteside for this week, as the player told Lang Greene of HoopsWorld on Wednesday. Whiteside has been looking for another NBA job since being waived by the Sacramento Kings earlier this summer.

Whiteside, a 2010 second-round pick by the Kings, has never really established himself at the pro level. An elite shot-blocker in college with Marshall, he's battled injuries throughout his career, allowing him to appear in 19 NBA games, averaging 1.5 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game.

After a summer of working out and building up his frame, Whiteside tells Greene that he believes he's a much improved player. Considering his size (he stands 7 feet tall) and youth (he's just 23), it's easy to see why teams would have interest in Whiteside.

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NBA Rumors: Five Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

While Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn is working hard to clear roster and cap space in order to bring back forward Anthony Tolliver, there are other teams who are reportedly interested in Tolliver's services. Excluding the Wolves, those four teams, according to Chris Tomasson of FSN Florida, are the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Washington Wizards.

It is believed that the Wolves are the favorites to retain Tolliver, but nothing is set in stone. In 51 games with Minnesota in 2011-2012, Tolliver averaged four points and three rebounds a game. It was an all-around down year for Tolliver, a career 32 percent shooter from downtown who made only 25 percent of his threes last season.

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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Looking At Mickael Pietrus

While the Minnesota Timberwolves may not necessarily be in the market for another shooting guard at this point in the offseason, the team still plans to explore a handful of possible options on the free agent market with training camp drawing closer.

One of those options, according to 1500 ESPN's Darren Wolfson, is veteran swingman Mickael Pietrus, a 6-foot-6 3-point specialist who routinely serves as one of the NBA's top sixth men. Even though Pietrus would seemingly have a difficult time finding the floor in a crowded Minnesota wing rotation, Wolfson believes he could be an attractive option if the organization opts to move a guard:

However unlikely, Pietrus could be an interesting player to pair with point guard Ricky Rubio, given his value as a spot-up shooter from behind the arc. In addition, the nine-year veteran from France also presents value as a perimeter defender, a highly valuable commodity to any NBA coach.

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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Could Move Guard To Free Up Space For Big Man

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the market for a big man on their bench, but the market is slim given the team's current salary cap situation. They're not in a position to offer anything more than the veteran's minimum on a one-year deal, making the already-slimming free agent market slimmer. What they can do is offload somebody to make some room, and that's what Jerry Zgoda suggests is happening over at the Star Tribune:

They're still asking Anthony Tolliver to remain patient as they explore deals that would allow them to trade a guard and create salary-cap space to sign another player.

As Pro Basketball Talk notes, guys like Ricky Rubio and Brandon Roy aren't likely on the table, but there are still some players like J.J. Barea, Luke Ridnour and Malcolm Lee. Of those, Ridnour seems the most likely candidate. He's owed $8.6 million over two years, which is tough for the Timberwolves, but something another team might be able to swallow.

It's unlikely that someone like Anthony Tolliver or Mehmet Okur will take a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, so it will be interesting to see what Minnesota does at this juncture. They've got two open spots on their roster as of Wednesday.

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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Scout Hassan Whiteside, Possibly Andray Blatche As Well

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a scout watching free agent Hassan Whiteside's recent workout, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500. Andray Blatche was also in attendance at the workout, but it's unclear whether the Timberwolves watched the former Wizards forward play.

Whiteside, 23, would qualify as the kind of big man that Minnesota has been searching for lately. The Timberwolves have added significant depth this offseason, but president David Kahn told reporters recently that the team is still considering adding another post player.

Standing at 7'0, Whiteside definitely has the height that Kahn is looking for. The center has never established himself at the NBA level, though, playing in just 19 games over the past two seasons since being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2010 draft.

It's unclear whether or not the Timberwolves scouted Blatche at all, but he would also qualify as an intriguing big man signing for the Timberwolves. The 26-year-old averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game as a starter for Washington in 2010-2011, so there's obvious upside there.

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NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Still Looking For A Big Man

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