Wolves' top pick Muhammad is sent to NBA D-League

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 4, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Muhammad will get playing time in D-League.

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jplamp9Jan. 3, 1411:15 PM

Flip's inept draft ability may rival Kahn's. He was high on Caldwell-Pope and he's been a disappointment and shooting a dreadful 37% from the floor. Available at number 9 when the Wolves could have originally picked were the 2 leading candidates for Rookie of the Year - Burke and Carter-Williams from Philadelphia.

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slammanJan. 3, 1411:56 PM

Burke gets Rookie of the Month award and Shabuzz is sent down to the D league to get better. I'm sure Flip is paying attention to what Burke is doing...only time will tell how valuable Shabuzz and Dieng are to this team.

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crunch1240Jan. 3, 1411:59 PM

So, Muhammad is sent to the D League in Iowa. Think back now, ever since he's been drafted--other than that dalliance during the rookie indoctrination, has this guy been a problem? He's playing for a head coach who whole heartedly prefers to play veterans, he's in a position that's hip deep in his position, from reports released--the only thing that is available to the fans--he has been a good teammate and has worked to improve. Does everyone want to compare him to Burke--who has stepped in to a more active role--or to Carter-Williams, who has been a nice surprise--and expect a fair assessment? The season is two months old--let him develop, mature, and build on his game. It took awhile for this team to realize the value of Corey Brewer--but look at him now...

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manoliveJan. 4, 14 2:41 AM

Corey has a hard time with his shot, but he sure can run and dunk, though. He leads the NBA in fast break points. At least Bazzy would give the second unit some scoring punch, something Hummel has not been able to do, or any of the bench for that matter. The bench lacks scoring, and Shabazz is a scorer. Why Adelman refuses to play him is beyond me. I am beside myself.

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goldengoph3rJan. 4, 14 3:28 AM

Great job, Flop. I mean Flip.

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Willy53Jan. 4, 14 6:08 AM

The presence of JJ Barea pretty much sealed the fate of Burke to not be a T-wolf. That and the necessity to succeed now and not have the time to develop Burke may have factored in. How nice would it have been to have Burke relieve Rubio when scoring and shooting were lacking from the other players. I see Barea as a nitch player and if he is relied on every night as sixth man or such he will have difficulty. It was hard to see a player of Burke's talents passed up.

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nessmessJan. 4, 14 7:39 AM

Barea isn't even a true pt guard.... He is a "ball hog" hobbit version of a shooting guard.... It would have been better to keep Luke Ridnaur. Not picking Bourke was a huge mistake... Shobaz is not an NBA caliber player... I wonder if the coach had any input on who flip should pick?? T-wolves have NO cap space and no bench..... What a disaster!!!

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srstormguyJan. 4, 14 9:02 AM

I've heard the justification that Trey Burke would probably have been buried on Adelman's bench by the Trib Scribe. What a lame excuse. That isn't an endorsement for his coaching ability .. it shows how out of touch Adelman is. If Burke is rookie of the month on another team and he wouldn't be playing on a team with the 28th ranked bench in the NBA .. then Adelman's win now mentality denied the TWolves of a very good 2nd unit guy. Burke would look great coming in for Rubio and maybe some games when Rubio couldn't hit the side of a barn with his jump shot Burke would actually play more minutes. Lose one very good player in the NBA draft for 2 very average players. Great move Wolves!

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matthewJamesJan. 4, 14 9:30 AM

Flip you disappointed me in letting Trey go and drafting this slug. What's in the water down there first McHale, then Kahn, and now Flip.

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BCanniffJan. 4, 14 9:59 AM

Trading Williams should have opened up a spot for Shabazz. Instead we get no shot Luc who looks completely lost. Budinger's return will keep Shabazz and Hummel on the bench.

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