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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