Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has finalized its 2014-15 Opening Night roster by waiving guard J.J. Barea. The complete 2014-15 Wolves roster is available here.
“We’d like to thank J.J. for his three years in Minnesota,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Flip Saunders. “J.J. made our decision incredibly difficult with his play this preseason, highlighted by sparking a 13-point fourth quarter comeback against Chicago on Friday. In talking with J.J. and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties. He was a consummate professional throughout his time in Minnesota, and we thank him for his leadership both on and off the court. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Barea, 30, averaged 10.1 points and 4.1 assists in 21.7 minutes per game in 194 games (14 starts) with the Timberwolves. For his career, the eight-year veteran owns averages of 8.3 points and 3.4 assists in 509 games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves open up their 26th season on Wednesday, October 29 at the Memphis Grizzlies. The home opener will be the following night, Thursday, Oct. 30, vs. the Detroit Pistons. Tickets for Thursday’s home opener are available now by visiting Timberwolves.com/WolvesTix or by calling 612-673-1234.