Wolves Reach Buyout Deal With Allen Crabbe

The Timberwolves placed shooting guard Allen Crabbe on waivers, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Crabbe agreed to a buyout with the team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Wolves confirmed the move in a press release.

Crabbe spent about six weeks in Minnesota after being acquired from the Hawks in a January 16 deal. He appeared in nine games, averaging 3.2 PPG and 1.3 RPG in 14.6 minutes per night. Because he was waived before tomorrow’s deadline, he will be eligible for the playoffs if another team picks him up.

Crabbe had been away from the team for several games because of personal reasons, so a buyout wasn’t surprising, notes Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link).

The move may be enough to get the Wolves under the luxury tax, tweets Bobby Marks of ESPN. Minnesota was $894K above the tax line before parting with Crabbe. He was still owed about $4.6MM on his $18.5MM contract, while the prorated minimum on a replacement would fall at $516K. The amount Crabbe agreed to give back in the buyout hasn’t been reported.

The Wolves now have a roster opening that they can fill or keep for the rest of the season.

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32 thoughts on “Wolves Reach Buyout Deal With Allen Crabbe

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          LA needs help, they lost to Memphis by 17.

          The same depleted Grizzlies the Rockets beat by 28.

          • All American Johnsonville Dogs

            Are you talking about the rockets that were thrashed by the suns earlier this month when the lakers throttled the same suns team a week later?

            Those rockets?

            Think lakers will be fine.

          • GABEPERKINS1

            Yep lost to Memphis playing without one of our defensive stopppers danny green who shut down morant last week.. remember when rockets lost to suns by 36

            • harden-westbrook-mvps

              Houston lost to the Suns without one of their MVP’s (Westbrook) then lost their 6th man (Gordon) after 9 minutes.

              • GABEPERKINS1

                But you have superstar harden who should’ve led them to victory over lowly suns. Mclemore and rivera balled out.. problem, your other 4 starters besides harden scored 18 combined

          • GABEPERKINS1

            Same rockets lakers beat in Houston without ad.. or when rockets lost to pelicans or trailblazers or gsw the worst team in league.. or when rockets lost to nets.. or Utah or Miami all teams lakers have beaten pretty easily.. in fact Memphis beat them also..Detroit beat them.. these are all teams lakers have beat

    • x%sure

      Turner is another overpaid bust guard signed by Portland GM Olshey in the summer of 2016, 3 days apart, and acquired by the Wolves in a midseason trade.

  1. phillyballers

    Classic dude got paid then immediately became trash. His shooting % just fell off a cliff.

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