RUMOR: Timberwolves will pursue Joe Harris in NBA free agency

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be an interesting team to keep an eye on this offseason. With rumors surrounding Karl-Anthony Towns, no one knows exactly what to expect. However, it appears that free agent sharpshooter Joe Harris will be a target.

According to a report from Legion Hoops, the Timberwolves are planning to pursue Harris this offseason. The addition would make a lot of sense for Minnesota.

Harris is going to draw interest from quite a few teams this offseason. Every team in the NBA wants to add more three-point shooting and Harris is one of the best. The Timberwolves will be one of them.

During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Brooklyn Nets, Harris ended up averaging 14.5 points per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He shot 48.6 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 42.4 percent from the three-point line.

Those numbers show why teams are going to have interest in Harris. He is not just a good shooter, he is an elite three-point threat. For a team like the Timberwolves, his shooting could help them push for a playoff spot if Towns sticks around.

At this point in time, the Timberwolves don’t have any elite three-point shooting. Malik Beasley is a good player at shooting guard, but he doesn’t scare anyone from the perimeter. D’Angelo Russell can shoot well, but he has some consistency issues.

Depending on what the price tag for Harris is this offseason, the Timberwolves should be very aggressive in their pursuit of him.

Expect to hear plenty of rumors about Joe Harris this offseason. He will have quite a few teams to choose from and the Timberwolves are expected to be one of them. Minnesota knows that moves are necessary and if they want to keep Towns, it is even more important to be aggressive.