Wolves waive three players; roster down to 15

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Lorenzo Brown, center Kleon Penn and guard Nick Wiggins. With the moves, the Wolves training camp roster stands at 15 players.

Brown, originally signed by the Wolves to a 10-day contract on January 28, registered averages of 4.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 13.1 minutes over five preseason contests. The 6’5 guard appeared in 29 games last season for the Wolves averaging 4.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 18.9 minutes per game. Brown was Minnesota’s second round selection (52nd overall) in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Penn, signed on September 18, appeared in three preseason games totaling one rebound in nine minutes.

Wiggins was signed by the Wolves on September 18. He played in four preseason contests registering seven points in 14 minutes.

The Wolves current 2015-16 training camp roster is available below.

2015-16 TRAINING CAMP 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
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 6-3 200 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
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

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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