Report: Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad wants out of Minnesota
From NBA media reports
Minnesota Timberwolves reserve guard Shabazz Muhammad is reportedly seeking an exit from the team that selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the five-year veteran is not happy with his current role and has been benched with DNP’s in 23 of the team’s past 32 games.
After several conversations with Thibodeau and contact with owner Glen Taylor in the summer, Muhammad, the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, returned to Minnesota on a two-year deal with a player option. He had a belief that keeping his Bird Rights with the franchise would pay off in free agency in the summer of 2018, if he indeed declined the player option on next year’s $1.8 million salary and become an unrestricted free agent.
Now, it appears that Muhammad is completely out of the franchise’s plans, all but eliminating the Timberwolves as a possibility to re-sign him in July.