The Timberwolves have waived fifth-year point guard A.J. Price, the team announced this morning.
A second round pick from Connecticut in 2009, the 27-year-old spent his first four NBA seasons with Indiana (2009-12) and Washington (2012-13) before signing a 1 year, $950,000 deal with Minnesota prior to training camp. He was never able to crack Rick Adelman’s rotation, appearing in just 28 games, tallying 99 total minutes in 2013-14. He averaged 1.6 points and 0.5 assists on 41% shooting from the floor during his time with the Wolves.
The decision to waive Price was made last night (as 1500ESPN’s Nate Sandell points out here) and frees up a roster spot for the team. Due to Dante Cunningham’s legal troubles and Nikola Pekovic’s injured ankle, it’s likely only 12 players will be available for their weekend road trip to Miami (Friday) and Orlando (Saturday).
There is no word, as of yet, what the team plans to do with its 15th and final roster spot.