“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.

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.

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.

The UCLA product will give the Timberwolves a plethora of premier scoring depth. The team possesses Jimmy Butler, Jamal CrawfordAndrew Wiggins and once again, Shabazz Muhammad, under contract.

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