Shabazz Muhammad’s time with the Timberwolves appears to be nearing an end. At least it will be if the guard has his way.
Muhammad, according to ESPN, has asked that the franchise move or waive him before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday. League sources told ESPN that Muhammad’s representatives recently made the request to the Wolves.
Tom Thibodeau, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations and coach, brought back Muhammad last offseason on a two-year deal (with a player option) to come off the bench but his playing time has been very limited. Muhammad has averaged only 9.7 minutes and has not played in 23 of the Wolves’ past 32 games.
Muhammad, the 14th overall pick in the 2013 draft, is averaging 3.7 points per game and 9.6 minutes in 31 games (two starts) this season. He averaged 9.9 points and 19.4 minutes in 78 games last season.