NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Targeting Hawks Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a nice season, making the playoffs for the first time in four years, and making a bit of noise—at least making things uncomfortable for the Memphis Grizzlies in a 6-game defeat. 

They're hoping to keep up the momentum this summer, currently on the lookout for some veteran help up front, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania, who says in The Athletic that the T-Wolves are targeting Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela in trade talks.

Fellow Insider Marc Stein, however, reports today that while Capela is "by no means untouchable", the 6'10" center is a Trae Young "favorite", and that the Hawks would really need a significant upgrade in the frontcourt if they were to trade the defensive stalwart. Stein says the Hawks would have to "be sure you're getting someone who meshes well with your franchise player." 

For the T-Wolves, a frontcourt of Karl-Anthony Towns (at the '4') and Clint Capela would be a formidable combination. 

Capela averaged 11.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season, though those numbers are all down from previous seasons. 

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