Earlier in the summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves renounced the rights to Shabazz Muhammad. This move allowed the former UCLA product to become an unrestricted free agent.
Since that move made by the up and coming Timberwolves, he has not found a new team, plus with the market settling it would feel like a possible reunion could be in place. Darren Wolfson of ESPN.com reports that Minnesota would like to bring back the versatile swingman.
Sadly, Muhammad will not receive the deal he wanted this off-season and if he wants to join the Timberwolves in this upcoming season, the team only has the ability to offer him a minimum salary slot after making several expensive additions this off-season.
Those additions include signing Taj Gibson, Jeff Teague, and used its mid-level exception to ink one of the crossover kings of his era in Jamal Crawford.
Also, if Shabazz takes a minimum salary agreement, it would be disappointing for the young swingman, as he was certainly expecting better offers. Currently, he is one of the better wing options at the moment.
Finally, it will be interesting to see how the Timberwolves implement all of these weapons and it will be hard for some players to receive quality playing time, which I do think Shabazz will be a player seeing reduced minutes this season, if he returns to Minnesota.
2016-2017 Season Stats: 78 games, 9.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 48 FG%, 34 FG3%, 77.4 FT%