He would have to sign the league minimum.
Knowing they’d have to clear up cap space in free agency, the Timberwolves renounced Shabazz Muhammad’s restricted free agent rights this summer.
The move gave Minnesota an additional $7 million in cap space. In doing so, Muhammad was free to sign with any team without the Wolves having to match an offer sheet.
Well, the former standout at UCLA has yet to sign with anyone and according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP, the Wolves are trying to convince Muhammad to come back.
The only kicker, is that he would have to sign the league minimum, because that’s all the money Minnesota has to offer right now.
That means Muhammad would sign a one-year deal worth only $1.5 million, since he’s been in the league for four years – instead of receiving a larger pay day from another team.
The 24-year-old has averaged just under 10 points per game in his career while being a solid option off the bench.
He hit over 48 percent of his shots from the floor last season and head coach Tom Thibodeau is obviously familiar with him having coached him last year.
After making splashes for Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford, the Wolves have been taking flyers on a variety of players to fill out their roster.
If Muhammad is willing to take less money, the Wolves’ bench will actually have some solid depth to it.