Minnesota’s top 2013 draft pick Shabazz Muhammad was reportedly sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition program in New Jersey for bringing a female guest into his hotel room. Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, issued the following statement about Muhammad breaking the rules of the symposium which is designed to help players learn to conduct themselves.
As hard as the start of his NBA career has been, Shabazz Muhammad wouldn’t have it any other way. The rookie swingman for the Minnesota Timberwolves got off to a quiet start in his first two games in the NBA summer league, averaging 7.5 points in 24 minutes while shooting 6 of 16 from the field.
The Timberwolves will open a five-game summer league schedule on July 13 against the NBA D-League select team. Highlighting the roster will be both of the team’s first-round draft choices, Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng.
As he prepares to make the jump from college to the pros, Shabazz Muhammad has told his famously involved father to take a seat on the bench. Muhammad was introduced at a news conference Friday, one day after the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired him with the 14th overall draft pick.
The Utah Jazz have drafted UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Jazz are sending Muhammad and the 21st overall pick to Minnesota for Michigan point guard Trey Burke.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have another round of pre-draft workouts on tap this weekend, with UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad highlighting the group. The Wolves announced that Muhammad and five other prospects will work out with team officials Sunday afternoon at Target Center.
Ben Howland brought his UCLA team to the NCAA tournament with a target on his back that only got bigger after an uninspired 20-point loss that sent the Bruins packing — once again — with an early-round exit.
Andre Hollins scored 28 points and Minnesota rolled past punchless UCLA 83-63 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament, a game that could be Bruins freshman Shabazz Muhammad’s last in college and coach Ben Howland’s final one leading the program.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.