George Hill

Thibodeau says Wolves eyeing Lance Stephenson for 10-day

Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday the team is eyeing Lance Stephenson, among others, for its open roster spot.

Thibodeau said no final decision had been made, but indicated that Stephenson is a strong candidate for a 10-day contract. The 26-year-old started the season in New Orleans before needing groin surgery in November.

"He's one of the guys we're taking a good, hard look at," Thibodeau said.

The enigmatic swingman could bring some defensive intensity and toughness to a young team in need of both. His experience as a seven-year NBA veteran could also be a bonus for one of the youngest teams in the league.