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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad has requested to be traded or waived prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, according to a report from ESPN.
Muhammad is not in the Wolves’ rotation and his representatives recently made the request to Minnesota’s front office. The 25-year-old is averaging 3.7 points in 31 games this season, playing just 9.6 minutes per game.
Shabazz Muhammad would lose his bird rights if traded based on the 1 year bird restriction. The acquiring team would have to sign him with cap space or one of their exceptions as a FA this summer.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 3, 2018
It was a rough summer for Muhammad, who was expecting to receive lucrative offers in free agency. That never materialized for the former UCLA Bruin, though, and Muhammad was forced to re-sign with the Wolves on a two-year, $3.5 million deal.
Muhammad was the 14th overall pick in the 2013 draft.