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|40||Ivan Aska||F||6-7||230||06/26/90||Murray State/USA||R|
|7||Lorenzo Brown||G||6-2||175||08/26/90||North Carolina State/USA||2|
|0||Othyus Jeffers||G||6-5||210||08/05/85||Robert Morris University/USA||3|
|33||Adreian Payne||F/C||6-10||245||02/19/91||Michigan State/USA||1|
|11||Sam Thompson||F||6-7||200||11/11/92||Ohio State/USA||R|
|12||C.J. Williams||G||6-6||225||02/06/90||North Carolina State/USA||R|
|6||Nick Wiggins||G||6-6||192||01/04/91||Wichita State/Canada||R|
^ Jordan Morgan will meet the team in Las Vegas
* Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins will practice with the team at its mini-camp
Minnesota enters the 2015 NBA Draft with three picks, including one first rounder (#1) and two second rounders (#31, 36). Information available includes the 2015 draft order, the history of the first overall pick, past Wolves draft day selections and trades, and other notes about Minnesota’s three draft slots.
What: The Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA will hold a press conference to make a major announcement.
Who: The Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA
When: TOMORROW, Thursday, April 30
Press Conference begins at 2:30 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Target Center Main Floor
600 First Avenue North
(Media can enter through the media room entrance)
* Media workroom will be available
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Arinze Onuaku (Ah-rin-zay On-ooh-ah-koo) for the remainder of this season. The Timberwolves were granted an NBA hardship exception for a 16th roster spot due to having four players out due to injury.
Onuaku, 27, averaged 17.5 points, on 62.2% shooting, and 12.2 rebounds in 41 games this season for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. He was named to the NBADL All-Star Game for the third consecutive season. Onuaku was signed by the Indiana Pacers on September 5, 2014 after playing with their NBA Summer League team. He was waived by the Pacers on October 25, 2014.
The 6-10 forward played in three games for the New Orleans Pelicans and two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013-14, averaging 0.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in those five games. In May of 2014, he joined the Chongqing Flying Dragons for the 2014 Chinese NBL, and averaged 28.6 points and 14.8 rebounds in 19 games. Onuaku averaged 14.8 points, on 62.8% shooting, and 10.1 rebounds for Canton in 2013-14 and 12.6 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Charge in 2012-13.
Onuaku went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft after a four-year career with Syracuse University where he averaged 9.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 134 games. He finished his collegiate career first on Syracuse’s all-time field goal percentage list at 64.8% (540-for-833).
What: Christian Laettner media availability and Timberwolves youth basketball clinic
When: Saturday, March 21
9-11:30 a.m. – clinic and opportunity for b-roll
11:35 a.m. – Laettner media availability
Where: Wayzata East Middle School
12000 Ridgemont Ave. West, Plymouth
Info: On Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Academy is holding two youth clinics featuring former Timberwolves player and recent ESPN 30 for 30 documentary subject Christian Laettner. This will be the only formal media availability for Laettner while he is visiting the Twin Cities. Media are also welcome to get footage of the clinic and of Laettner coaching the youth participants, ages 9-13.
In anticipation of exhausting the final inventory of tickets for tonight’s game, the Minnesota Timberwolves have released 500 standing room only tickets. The tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now at the Target Center Box Office.
Due to the large anticipated turnout for the game, fans are encouraged to arrive early. Doors for season members open at 5:30 p.m., and doors for the general public open at 6 p.m.