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Timberwolves going after Mickael Pietrus

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently in pursuit of free agent shooting guard Mickael Pietrus. The Timberwolves can only offer the veteran's minimum.

Jared Wickerham

With seemingly half the roster hurting, the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to free agent shooting guard Mickael Pietrus, according to Darren Wolfson, a contributor to 1500 ESPN.

The Timberwolves spoke with Pietrus' camp on Sunday and expressed their interest in him. However, money is currently an issue, as all Minnesota can offer is the veteran's minimum.

The 30-year-old Pietrus has played with four NBA teams over the course of his nine-year NBA career. Last season, he played 42 regular season games with the Boston Celtics, putting up averages of 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game. He shot 38.5 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from three.

Pietrus also played in 20 postseason games with Boston last season, where he struggled. In 19.6 minutes per game, he averaged 3.5 points on 32.9 percent shooting overall and 22.2 percent from deep.

Minnesota has been hit hard by the injury bug this season. They were already missing Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio to start the year, but J.J. Barea, Brandon Roy and Chase Budinger have now also missed time.

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