Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeffers was with the Minnesota Timberwolves through training camp and the preseason. Ultimately, it came down to four players competing for two open roster spots.
The Wolves decided to keep A.J. Price as a security blanket for the oft-injured J.J. Barea as well as rookie Robbie Hummel. Hummel has been a pretty decent player in his rookie season, but Price was an absolute bust--though it really wasn't his fault.
J.J. Barea played inconsistent and too often entirely terrible and yet Rick Adelman continued to roll with Barea, never giving Price anything but "garbage time" minutes. When Barea did go down with an injury here a couple of weeks ago, Price himself was on the injury list after an emergency appendectomy.
The Wolves ended up waiving Price earlier last week and on Monday, the Wolves signed Othyus Jeffers to a rest-of-the-season deal.
I was definitely a fan of Jeffers' game and how he played for Minnesota in the preseason, but I believed the Wolves made the best decision by not keeping him on the team. It just didn't make much sense considering all of the Wolves wings: Corey Brewer, Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger & Shabazz Muhammad.
Jeffers was with the San Antonio Spurs on a 10-day contract, but has spent the majority of this season in the NBA Developmental League with the Iowa Energy. Jeffers played 44 games with the Energy averaging 20.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He was also a teammate of Shabazz Muhammad for those four games that Shabazz spent in the D-League.
There's a good chance that he'll be with the Minnesota Timberwolves training camp next summer, with a chance to make the team in 2014-15.
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