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.



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)



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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