Wolves Sign Lou Amundson
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed free-agent forward/center Lou Amundson. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"Lou is an active defender and rebounder who will give us plenty of hustle and energy when he is on the floor," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "We feel Lou is a good complement to our existing roster."
Amundson, 29, is a six-year NBA veteran who spent the 2011-12 season with Indiana, averaging 3.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 60 games. In 288 career games (7 starts), the 6-9 forward/center has averages of 4.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game.
His best season came in 2009-10 with the Phoenix Suns when he finished with averages of 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. In addition to playing for Indiana and Phoenix (2008-10), Amundson also saw action for Philadelphia for parts of the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, and played in one game for Utah in 2006-07. He has appeared in a total of 29 playoffs games for Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana, averaging 2.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.
Amundson began his professional career in 2006-07 with the Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League, where he averaged 11.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 games. He was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year and to the NBA D-League First Team.
Amundson was not drafted by an NBA team after finishing his four-year collegiate career at Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), where he averaged 7.2 points, on .535 shooting, and 5.6 rebounds in 120 games. As a senior in 2005-06, Amundson averaged 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds.