“I love it here (in Minnesota), and want to be here long-term” Shabazz Muhammad was quoted during the prior season.
Luckily for Shabazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to re-sign him to a one-year deal worth $1.6 million – also known as the veteran’s minimum.
Free agent guard Shabazz Muhammad is finalizing a deal to return to Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 12, 2017
Muhammad entered the summer as a restricted free agent, but was widely expected to sign elsewhere. The Los Angeles Lakers were a team that reportedly emerged as contenders to acquire Muhammad, but evidently failed.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) September 8, 2017
Due to his market value being lower than he expected, Muhammed decided rejoining the promising Timberwolves would be the best fit. Muhammad was looking for a more lucrative contract, but the Timberwolves retained his bird rights, mean they can offer the small forward a longer deal following the 2017-18 season.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad averaged close to ten points, a near three rebounds, and shot around 50 percent from the field.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 12, 2017