Multiple Teams Pursue Shabazz Muhammad

February 19 2014 at 4:48pm CDT By Chuck Myron

The Wolves have received calls from multiple teams about rookie Shabazz Muhammad, reports Christopher Reina of The 14th overall pick in the 2013 draft has yet to make a significant impact in Minnesota, and spent about a week in the D-League last month. The Wolves acquired him in a draft-night deal that sent Rookie of the Year candidate Trey Burke to the Jazz.

Muhammad was once a top-tier prospect, but he had a disappointing one-year stint at UCLA last season and dropped on many team’s draft boards. He’s only seen 81 total minutes of action in the NBA so far.

He makes a shade more than $1.887MM this year on his rookie deal, and that figure rises to about $1.972MM next season. The final two years of rookie scale contracts are team options, and the deadline to decide on the first one is October 31st this year. That means Muhammad is running out of chances to make an impression before the Wolves, or another team, might decide to end his contract early.

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