Timberwolves Sign Kleon Penn and Nick Wiggins
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed center Kleon Penn and guard Nick Wiggins.
Penn, 29, most recently played in 45 games with Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rico, averaging 4.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 18.4 minutes per game. Penn, a Virgin Islands native, recently won a gold medal in June with the Virgin Islands during the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships, a team that interim head coach Sam Mitchell led. Penn finished his college career at McNeese State in 2009.
Wiggins, 24, appeared in three games for the Timberwolves 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League entry, averaging 4.0 points in 11.0 minutes per game. Wiggins, 6-6, spent parts of last season with the Idaho Stampede in the NBA D-League, averaging 9.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Wiggins, the older brother of Andrew Wiggins, started the year in Germany playing with the Tigers Tubingen. Wiggins played two seasons at Wichita State University and went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Penn will wear No. 50 while Wiggins will don No. 6.
An updated Timberwolves roster is below.
2015-16 TIMBERWOLVES ROSTER
HEAD COACH: Flip Saunders (Minnesota)
INTERIM HEAD COACH: Sam Mitchell (Mercer)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Sidney Lowe (North Carolina State)
Ryan Saunders (Minnesota)
David Adelman (Portland State)
Bryan Gates (Boise State)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Gregg Farnam (St. Cloud State)
Nemanja Bjelica nay-MON-yah bee-ELL-leets-zah
Gorgui Dieng GOR-ghee Jeng
Zach LaVine Luh-VEEN
Shabazz Muhammad Shuh-BAHZ
Nikola Pekovic NEE-koh-lah PEK-oh-vitch
Damjan Rudež Dom-YON RUE-dez