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The Minnesota Timberwolves are acquiring Portland Trail Blazers free agent small forward Jake Layman in a sign-and-trade arrangement, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Layman, 25, is a restricted free agent and has spent all three of his pro seasons with the Blazers. His new contract is for three years and $11.5 million, Wojnarowski reported.
“We’re extremely appreciative of how hard (Blazers president of basketball operations) Neil Olshey worked with us to accommodate what we were trying to accomplish in this sign and trade,” agent Mark Bartelstein, Layman’s agent, told Wojnarowski. “The deal couldn’t have happened without the Blazers looking out for Jake’s best interests.”
Layman averaged 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 71 games this past season.
The Wolves could use his outside shooting after losing Dario Saric (Phoenix Suns) and Anthony Tolliver (Blazers) this offseason.