The Minnesota Timberwolves released Lorenzo Brown and Othyus Jeffers this afternoon, but the team still must cut one more before 4:00PM CST on Monday to meet the NBA’s roster restriction of 15 players.
Brown was the Wolves second-round draft selection. He missed only two games during his final season at North Carolina State, where he averaged just over seven assists playing the role of facilitator for the Wolfpack. He averaged 19 minutes per game for the Wolves at the Las Vegas Summer League, shot 50 percent from 3pt-range, 38 percent from the field, totaled 2 assists per game and negated the dimes and dishes by coughing it up nearly just as much (2 turnovers per game) . Playing 12mpg in three preseason games; Brown averaged 4 points 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Jeffers entered the league undrafted despite averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds a game at Robert Morris University. Selected by the Iowa Energy in the 2008-09 D-League draft he averaged 20 points and 9 rebounds per game and was named the NBADL Rookie of the Year. Jeffers had a team-high 13 points in the Wolves 98-89 preseason win in Sioux Falls against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Wolves are likely to cut Chris Johnson to meet the league’s roster requirements, leaving A.J. Price and Robbie Hummel as the 14th and 15th players on the roster.