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From the Wolves:

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Maurice Ager. Ager appeared in four games for the Wolves this season, averaging 3.8 points in 7.3 minutes. He was originally signed by the Wolves as a free agent on Sept. 24, 2010.

This is probably for the best. Ager seems like a good guy but he was in over his head. Seems like a prime candidate for some quality D-League burn. It’s not clear whether this means that Luke Ridnour will play this evening against New York, or that Sebastian Telfair will be flying solo, or that the Wolves are on the verge of signing one of the other point guards they worked out this week. If they go the latter route, my vote is for Sundiata Gaines, for no other reason than this awesome moment (sorry about the excess Reggie Miller):

Update: Gaines it is:

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed free-agent guard Sundiata Gaines. To make room on the roster, the Wolves last night requested waivers on guard Maurice Ager.

Gaines, a 6-1 point guard, appeared in 32 games for the Utah Jazz in 2009-10, averaging 3.3 points and 1.2 assists in 6.8 minutes per game. He is probably best known for hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jazz a 97-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 14, 2010. It was the first NBA three-pointer of his career. Gaines also appeared in five playoff games with Utah in 2010, averaging 2.2 ppg.