Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Former Orono High School star Jon Leuer is currently going through the process of waivers and could be claimed, by a number of (reportedly) interested teams.
Among them: the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since the Wolves missed out on Batum, they've made it clear they're looking for big men to fill up their reserve spots at power forward and center. With such names as Greg Stiemsma and Jordan Hill, surfacing.
Now, you can add Jon Leuer to that list. Leuer was a rookie last season with the Milwaukee Bucks. During that time he averaged 12.1mpg in 46 games (12 starts), 4.7ppg on 51% FG, 33% 3PT, 75% FT, along with 2.6rpg, 0.5apg, 0.4bpg and 0.3spg.
Leuer was traded a few weeks ago from the Bucks to the Houston Rockets, in a deal that sent Samuel Dalembert to Milwaukee and Leuer, Jon Brockman and Shaun Livingston to Houston. He was waived just yesterday (along with Jerome Jordan) to make room for the Rockets to sign Jeremy Lin and (likely) eventually Omer Asik.
Leuer would provide a backup big man that could play those 10-12 minutes off the bench, when Kevin Love needs a breather.
Other teams interested include: New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats and the New York Knicks.
According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, Leuer is definitely on the Timberwolves' radar. Whether that means making a claim on him, or waiting until (and hoping) he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
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