Wolves sign guard Othyus Jeffers for rest of the season
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The depleted Minnesota Timberwolves are calling in help for their final six games of the season.
NBA D-League guard Othyus Jeffers is expected to sign with the Wolves for the rest of the season, 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson confirmed via a source on Tuesday.
Jeffers, who was on the Wolves' 2013 training camp roster, did not travel with the Iowa Energy when they left for their D-League playoff game on Monday night. He is expected to be in uniform Tuesday when the Wolves face the San Antonio Spurs.
ESPN's Marc Stein originally reported the news about Jeffers.
Jeffers, 28, has played in 35 games with three other NBA teams across a five-season span. Most recently, Jeffers signed a 10-day contract with the Spurs in January to provide emergency injury relief.
In 44 games with the Energy this season, Jeffers has averaged 20.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
Jeffers is set to fill the roster spot that opened up last week after the Wolves waived guard A.J. Price.
With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the Wolves are currently riddled with injuries. Forwards Chase Budinger (ankle) and Shabazz Muhammad (knee) are likely out for the season, coach Rick Adelman said Monday.
Plus, guard Kevin Martin (heel) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) have already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.