Report: Minnesota Timberwolves interested in Tristan Thompson

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The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are interested in Tristan Thompson.

Thompson, who has spent his entire nine-year career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

After drafting swingman Anthony Edwards in the 2020 NBA Draft and reportedly re-signing guard Malik Beasley to a four-year, $60 million deal, Minnesota seems to be looking to address its frontcourt.

The Timberwolves could certainly use a defensive-minded player like Thompson to backup or play alongside superstar Karl-Anthony Towns.

Last season, Thompson averaged 12.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Cavs.

He would provide a veteran presence for Minnesota and has won a title in Cleveland.

The Cavs have been quiet in free agency, but it is possible that they could re-sign Thompson if he wants to return.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.