Wolves waive Anthony Bennett

October 10, 2014:  Minnesota Timberwolf (11) point guard J.J. Barea drives the lane for two points.The Minnesota Timberwolves  played the Philadelphia 76ers  at Target Center,Minneapolis Minnesota.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward Anthony Bennett. With the move, Minnesota’s roster stands at 18 players.

“In speaking with Anthony and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties,” said Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton. ‘When you look at our team, our deepest position is probably power forward. This move balances out our roster while also allowing Anthony another opportunity in the NBA. He has a lot of talent and his play this summer internationally made this a difficult decision for us.

“During his short time here Anthony has carried himself with class and represented the franchise in a very professional manner. We thank him for his positive attitude and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Acquired by the Wolves on August 23, 2014 as part of a three-team trade with Cleveland and Philadelphia, Bennett appeared in 57 games with Minnesota last season averaging 5.2 points in 15.7 minutes per game.

An updated Timberwolves roster is below.

2015-16 TIMBERWOLVES ROSTER

NO
PLAYER
POS
HT
WT
BIRTHDATE
PRIOR TO NBA/FROM
YRS
88
Nemanja Bjelica
F
6-10
234
05/09/88
Fenerbahce Ulker/Serbia
R
7
Lorenzo Brown
G
6-5
189
08/26/90
North Carolina State/USA
2
5
Gorgui Dieng
C
6-11
233
01/18/90
Louisville/Sénégal
2
21
Kevin Garnett
F
6-11
253
05/19/76
Farragut Academy HS/USA
20
1
Tyus Jones
G
6-1
190
05/10/96
Duke/USA
R
8
Zach LaVine
G
6-5
183
03/10/95
UCLA/USA
1
23
Kevin Martin
G
6-7
204
02/01/83
Western Carolina/USA
11
24
Andre Miller
G
6-2
200
03/19/76
Utah/USA
16
15
Shabazz Muhammad
F
6-6
227
11/13/92
UCLA/USA
2
33
Adreian Payne
F
6-10
240
02/19/91
Michigan State/USA
1
14
Nikola Pekovic
C
6-11
295
01/03/86
Panathinaikos/Montenegro
5
50
Kleon Penn
C
6-11
285
09/01/86
McNeese State/Virgin Islands
R
12
Tayshaun Prince
F
6-9
215
02/28/80
Kentucky/USA
13
9
Ricky Rubio
G
6-4
192
10/21/90
FC Barcelona/Spain
4
10
Damjan Rudež
F
6-10
230
06/17/86
CAI Zaragoza/Croatia
1
32
Karl-Anthony Towns
F/C
6-11
250
11/15/95
Kentucky/USA
R
22
Andrew Wiggins
F
6-8
199
02/23/95
Kansas/Canada
1
6
Nick Wiggins
G
6-6
192
01/04/91
Wichita State/Canada
R

HEAD COACH:                        Flip Saunders (Minnesota)

INTERIM HEAD COACH:         Sam Mitchell (Mercer)

ASSISTANT COACHES:          Sidney Lowe (North Carolina State)
Ryan Saunders (Minnesota)
David Adelman (Portland State)
Bryan Gates (Boise State)

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER:   Gregg Farnam (St. Cloud State)

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