Source: Guard Lorenzo Brown traded by Wolves' D-League affiliate
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Lorenzo Brown, the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2013 second round draft pick (52nd overall), apparently had no interest in playing in Iowa.
Waived by the Wolves on Oct. 25 in effort to cut their preseason roster down to 15 players, Brown seemed likely destined to be sent to the Iowa Energy, Minnesota's NBA D-League affiliate.
But a source close to situation told 1500 ESPN Brown did not want to go to Iowa. Instead, the 6-foot-5 former North Carolina State guard requested a trade to the Brooklyn Nets' D-League squad, the Springfield Armor (Mass.).
The Energy followed suit. Brown is being dealt to Springfield in exchange for 24-year-old guard Diante Garrett. As part of the deal, both teams are throwing in draft picks in Friday's D-League draft. Iowa currently holds the No. 1 overall pick.
A source close to Brown confirmed that he isn't being designated by the Wolves and wouldn't be playing for Iowa. The source declined all other inquiries.
The Wolves no longer hold Brown's contract rights.
Brown, 23, played in three preseason games for the Wolves, averaging four points and one assist.
After going undrafted in 2011 following a four-year career at Iowa State, Garrett spent a year playing overseas before making the Phoenix Suns' regular season roster in 2012. Garrett was primarily situated on Phoenix's bench, appearing in 19 games. In a brief eight-game stint with the D-League's Bakersfield Jam, he averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 assists in a brief
Garrett, son of former NBA player Dick Garrett, earned a spot on Oklahoma City's 2013 preseason roster, but was waived on Oct. 25.