Aldrich headed to training camp with Hawks

Former Timberwolves big man Cole Aldrich is currently in training camp with the Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a contract with free-agent center Cole Aldrich, according to a report from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Per Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the deal is a non-guaranteed training camp contract.

Aldrich, 30, is 6-foot-11 and has bounced around the NBA, primarily as a reserve. He has spent time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

He is mostly known for being part of the trade that sent reigning NBA MVP James Harden from the Thunder to the Rockets in October 2012.

Aldrich appeared in 21 games for the Timberwolves last season. He has compiled career averages of 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds.

“Before making their reported agreement with Aldrich official, the Hawks have two openings on their 20-man offseason roster,” noted Luke Adams of HoopsRumors. “However, 15 of their 18 players currently under contract have guaranteed standard contracts for 2018-19, leaving no clear path for the veteran big man to make the regular-season roster.”

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