NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Looking To Add Big Man

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still in the market for another big man, as they continue to make a big push up the ranks in the Western Conference. Team owner Glen Taylor said on a local Minnesota podcast, The Scoop with Doogie, that the T-Wolves are looking to boost their rebounding. 

"We're looking into (adding a rebounder)," said Taylor. 

The Wolves do have one open spot on the roster. They tried Greg Monroe on a 10-day contract earlier in the season, but they let him go after just three games. He put in 21 minutes a game, while scoring 6.7 points and adding 7 rebounds in his backup role. When asked if he was looking to bring Monroe back in, Taylor would only reply“We’re looking at a number of possibilities.”

Willie Cauley-Stein On T-Wolves Radar

Podcast host Darren Wolfson suggests that one strong possibility that's been discussed internally is Willie Cauley-Stein. The 7-footer was recently released by the Philadelphia 76ers after a 10-day with them. In 18 games with Dallas earlier in the season, Cauley-Stein only got into about 10 minutes a game, averaging 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds, far below his career averages of 8.7 points and 5.9 boards.

Minnesota, of course, has one of the best big men in the game in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT has been averaging 9.7 rebounds, while forward Jarred Vanderbilt has been a revelation, averaging 8.8 rebounds. The team ranks about the middle of the pack in rebounding in the league, and is looking for a bit of a boost.

The Wolves are 32-20 in their last 52 games, the 6th best mark in the NBA. They now sit 7th in the West, at 37-29, riding a 5-game winning streak. 

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