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Timberwolves news: Minnesota has interest in Mike Dunleavy

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have already been very busy this summer, but they are still looking to add a few key pieces to their roster to try and further improve it.

The addition of Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson, and Jamal Crawford may seem more than enough, but the team is reportedly interested in bringing a veteran swingman to their fold.

According to a piece made by Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Wolves are being linked Mike Dunleavy Jr., who they could bring in on a minimum deal, to add more depth to their rotation.

“In related news, the Associated Press reports that the Timberwolves are not done adding pieces, and are seeking established veterans for their final three roster spots. Free agent swingman Mike Dunleavy is among the names that have been linked to Minnesota.”

Mike Dunleavy is a 15-year league pro, and was the third overall pick in the 2002 draft. He has played for six different franchises, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks from last season. He has made a name for himself as a knockdown shooter, especially from beyond the arc, and has career averages of 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.

Should the Timberwolves be successful in signing Dunleavy, he would be reunited with Tom Thibodeau, Butler, and Gibson, as he also played for the Bulls from 2013-2016.

He may not be expected to play a big role, but if he can provide the Wolves with short quality minutes off the bench, it will a big boost in their bid to make lot of noise in the Western Conference.