4:45pm: The deal is official, the team has announced.
8:00am: The Timberwolves and Lorenzo Brown have agreed upon a second 10-day deal, league sources tell Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). The point guard’s first 10-day expired at the end of Thursday. This will be the last 10-day deal Brown can sign with the Wolves, who’ll have to either sign him for the season or let him sit in free agency once the deal runs to term.
Minnesota is keeping Brown in spite of this week’s return of starting point guard Ricky Rubio. Backup Mo Williams, whom the team is rumored to be willing to trade, has a sore hip that has him listed as questionable for tonight’s game, but it nonetheless appears as though there isn’t as much call for Brown as there had been when the team signed him. Brown started and played all but five seconds of Minnesota’s game against the Cavs on Saturday, but he saw only a minute and a half of action the next time out, which was the game in which Rubio came back, and Brown didn’t play at all in the Wolves’ last game.
The Pistons were also reportedly interested in the 24-year-old Joel Bell client before the Wolves snapped him up. Minnesota is at 15 players with Brown on the roster, and the other 14 players are signed through the end of the season.