March 1, 2018, 9:48 pm
The Minnesota Timberwolves and forward Shabazz Muhammad have agreed to a contract buyout, first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The team has since confirmed the agreement.
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) March 2, 2018
Muhammad first requested a trade or buyout back in early February, with the intent of hitting the open market before the trade deadline. The next deadline for his camp was before March 1 so he could sign with a playoff contender and earn minutes.
The Wolves were able to meet his request with enough time for him to sign elsewhere and still be playoff eligible, having until 11:59 pm ET to sign tonight.
The roster now stands at 15 players, with both two-way contracts occupied. They have two open spots and a few players still on the open market they could bring in and help down the stretch. As mentioned above, the deadline to sign players and have them be eligible to participate in the playoffs is March 1 at 11:59 pm ET.
The Wolves were connected to Derrick Rose in the past and he’s still an option. With the Butler injury, the Wolves could be on the prowl.