Veteran center Aldrich reportedly headed to China

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

The Atlanta Hawks have waived center Cole Aldrich, the team announced in a news release Tuesday.

Aldrich is headed to China for the upcoming season, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Stadium.

Aldrich signed a non-guaranteed deal with Hawks last month. The Hawks already have 15 players on guaranteed deals — meaning Aldrich was a long shot to make the final roster.

Aldrich 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.