AP source: Timberwolves add Cole Aldrich for 3 years, $22M
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with free agent center Cole Aldrich.
The two sides came to the agreement on Sunday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.
Aldrich is a native of the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. He was the 11th overall pick in 2010 and has played for Oklahoma City, Houston, Sacramento, New York and the Clippers.
He will slide into the big man rotation in Minnesota with Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng.
The agreement is the first for new Timberwolves president Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden.
ESPN first reported the agreement.