In need of depth on the wings due to a recent barrage of injuries, the Minnesota Timberwolves worked out free agent forward Lazar Hayward on Saturday afternoon, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports. He says that any signing isn't imminent for now, but it's clear that the T-Wolves don't plan to stand pat for too long.
Hayward, 26, spent the 2010-11 season with the Timberwolves before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he spent the 2011-12 season. He was still with OKC right up until the beginning of this season, when he was sent to the Houston Rockets as part of the James Harden deal.
Included in the Harden deal simply to balance out salaries, Hayward was quickly waived by the Rockets just days after being acquired. He's been looking for a new job since then, though his 2012-13 contract with Houston was guaranteed, so the Rockets were forced to pay him his full salary when they cut him from their roster.
Last season, Hayward appeared in 26 games with OKC, putting up per game averages of just 1.4 points and 0.6 rebounds. The 6'6 wing has struggled to score efficiently in the pros, shooting just 35 percent from the field and 28 percent from three-point range so far in his career.