Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad (15) brings the ball up court during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves send Shabazz Muhammad to D-League


The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to fight their way out of finishing another year in disappointment, but while the team is winning, not everyone is contributing the way management would like. Rookie guard Shabazz Muhammad has been sent to the D-League by the Wolves, promoting some to think that a trade might be in order.

Muhammad has been utterly disappointing in his rookie season for the Timberwolves as he’s totaled 42 minutes and 12 points on the season so far. A trade might not happen as quickly as one would think, as the D-League could give Muhammad time to develop into the shooter the Wolves need him to be.

But with Ricky Rubio’s contract expiring and Kevin Love’s not far of either, the Wolves are in a win now mode before they lose one or both of their stars to other teams. Minnesota has been looking for front court help on the trade market and Muhammad might be a trade chip as we approach the deadline.

For now though, he’s headed to the D-League where he’ll try to prove not only his trade value but fight for a roster spot with the Wolves.

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  • Marty Susman

    Maybe a trade with the Lakers NOW for Love might be in order. Love goes to the Lakers, they send Gasol & the first round pick to the Twolves.

    • liberalbiasbitch

      That trade would be terrible, not just for the Wolves, but for Kevin Love. The Lakers are terrible, Kobe is done (believe it), Nash is done and they have no future. The Wolves on the other hand are a couple of veteran bench players away from being one of the best teams in the league. IF we trade Love it will be a sign and trade in the off-season, guaranteed.

  • Marty Susman

    THER EIS ONE PLACE THEY CAN SEND GASOL THAT HE WOULD LOVE TO GO….GASOL GOES TO PLAY WITH HIS BROTHER, THEY SEND ZACK TO THE PISTONS & THE PISTONS SEND MONROE TO THE LAKERS. NOW TH LAKERS HAVE A CENTER FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS…GASOL PLAYS WITH HIS BROTHER & THEY ARE RID OF ZACKS HUGE CONTRACT.

    • HeWhoKnowsAll

      SHUT UP, or type like a normal person