With A.J. Price waived, what will Wolves do with empty roster spot?
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With less than two weeks left in the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that they have waived reserve point guard A.J. Price.
By parting ways with Price, the Wolves are left with an interesting roster situation. At this late juncture in the season, the question is will the Wolves choose to sign a player to fill Price's spot?
The current roster now stands at 14 players. However, forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of domestic assault. Through an official statement, the Wolves later confirmed Cunningham would not being traveling with the team Thursday afternoon when it leaves for Miami, where Minnesota will begin a weekend back-to-back with the Heat and Orlando Magic on Friday.
If Cunningham remains unavailable that would leave Minnesota with 13 active players entering Friday's game, although center Nikola Pekovic's status remains day-to-day as he deals with ongoing issues with his right ankle.
Minnesota is now open to sign a player (10-day contract, etc.) in order to fill the empty roster spot for the final eight games of the season.
The Wolves' decision may come down to what happens with Cunningham. The veteran forward is being held without bail, but he has not yet been charged.
The move to waive Price seems to have been made prior to Cunningham's arrest. After the Wolves defeated Memphis on Wednesday night, Price went around the locker room giving hugs and saying goodbye to each player during postgame media access.
Price, a rarely used backup, appeared in 28 games this season (1.6 ppg, 0.5 apg, 0.4 rpg). He had been inactive since early March after he underwent an emergency appendectomy, though he had recently been cleared to play again.