Timberwolves waive Othyus Jeffers, rookie Lorenzo Brown
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The cuts have begun.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday afternoon they have decided to waive veteran shooting guard Othyus Jeffers and 2013 second round pick Lorenzo Brown.
With those two moves, the Wolves must make one more roster cut before the NBA deadline on Monday.
Johnson appears to be the most likely choice to be cut. The 6-foot-11 center played just nine minutes in two of the Wolves' seven preseason games. If the Wolves choose to part ways with Johnson, they will need to buy out his contract, owing him $916,000.
It now looks like Hummel is indeed highly probable to make the final roster. Selected by the Wolves in the second round of the 2012 draft, Hummel has overcome several knee injuries to become a viable option on the wing.
Coach Rick Adelman, who has been forthcoming with praise for Hummel in the last week, said the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Purdue alum could shift between the small and power forward spots.