MINNEAPOLIS (WLFI) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year, $880,000 deal with Robbie Hummel.
Hummel’s agency, Priority Sports, announced the agreement on Monday night. He averaged 3.4 points in just over 12 minutes per game as a rookie last season.
“I think the season ended great. I was shooting the ball well. I was playing meaningful minutes in some games against some really good teams. So I’m looking forward to getting back up there and kind of continuing where I left off. It’s excitement, relief. To finally have this done, was good. You can’t really control it, so you can just work out and stay in shape, and prepare yourself to go wherever you’re going to go, but luckily we were able to get a deal done, and I’m excited to be back,” said Hummel.
Bringing Hummel back gives president and coach Flip Saunders a shooter off the bench with the ability to play multiple positions.
It’s also the next chapter in a nice comeback story for Hummel, who has overcome major knee injuries in college at Purdue to make the NBA.
“It’s excitement, relief. To finally have this done, was good. You can’t really control it, so you can just work out and stay in shape, and prepare yourself to go wherever you’re going to go, but it certainly was nice to get that done,” said Hummel.
When completed, the deal will give the Timberwolves 14 players under contract for next season. That leaves them with one open roster spot as they continue to address areas of need.