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:
Nothing concrete, but Kahn has spoken with Mickaël Piétrus' camp. Suppose if Kahn moves a guard, he could become an option.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) August 30, 2012
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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