Wolves Sign Forward Craig Smith

Minnesota Timberwolves Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale announced the team has signed forward Craig Smith. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"Craig Smith is a competitor and will bring toughness to our basketball team," said McHale. "He's an aggressive, hard-nosed player who rebounds and has a nice touch around the basket. Craig was the leader at Boston College, and was someone who continually improved his game during his four years."

The Timberwolves drafted Smith, a 6-7 forward from Boston College, in the second round (36th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. Smith averaged 17.6 points (.573 FG%) and 9.4 rebounds in 36 games (all starts) en route to capturing All-ACC First Team and AP All-America Third Team honors as a senior (2005-06). He finished his Boston College career as the school's all-time leading rebounder (1,114 rebounds, 8.6 rpg) and second all-time leading scorer (2,349 points, 18.1 ppg).