Shabazz Muhammad Signs G League Contract

Free agent swingman Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 14 pick of the 2013 draft, has signed a contract to play in the NBA G League, sources tell Ian Begley of (Twitter link).

Muhammad holds five seasons of NBA experience, primarily with the Timberwolves. He was released by Minnesota towards the end of 2017/18 and finished out the season with Milwaukee, but has been out of the league ever since.

Muhammad has been attempting an NBA comeback since at least March, if not earlier. He worked out for the Kings, Lakers and Warriors in the offseason, but was unable to land a contract.

The 30-year-old holds career averages of 9.0 PPG and 2.8 RPG on .473/.319/.751 shooting in 278 games (17.2 MPG). He played in China for a couple seasons after his NBA departure, and last season appeared in a pair of G League games during the Showcase Cup before joining a team in the Philippines.

As was the case with David Nwaba and Sterling Brown — a couple of veterans who recently signed their own G League deals — Muhammad is still free to sign with any NBA team — the move was made to try to impress teams and get another shot.

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