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Report: Lou Amundson agrees to deal with Timberwolves

Sep 24, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

Louis Amundson AP

After looking at a few guys to come in as an off-the-bench big man for Minnesota, they made their choice. And sorry Timberwolves fans, it is not Anthony Tolliver.

Minnesota and Lou Amundson reached terms on a one-year deal, tweets Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida.

Amundson can join the veteran party that includes Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Matt Barnes and a host of other guys who wanted more than the minimum and either couldn’t get it or are holding out for that to happen still. It’s the reality of the new NBA CBA — it is the league’s middle class that gets squeezed, and veteran role players off the bench are at the heart of the NBA’s middle class.

Obviously Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic will start in Minnesota, with Andrei Kirilenko may start at the three (or come off the bench, we’ll see what the rotations work out to be) but he certainly will get minutes at the four. Greg Stiemsma will get plenty of run at the five. All of which is to say there are not a lot of minutes for Amundson, but he will get his chances over the course of the year and he is a veteran they can count on to bring energy and rebounding when he does get on the floor.

  1. madnova - Sep 24, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Ok, now this is getting beyond ridiculous…

  2. rubio2love - Sep 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Ummm…AK47 will most likely be the starting 3…not coming off the bench.

  3. 69jaredallen69 - Sep 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    No need to have a white out night…the entire team is white! The Cream

  4. joshvanklomp - Sep 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I liked Tolliver, but I think Amundson will be a nice addition as well. Seems like a guy Adelman will like.

    And quit with the white jokes, they’re getting old.

    • madnova - Sep 24, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      How can it be old when they just keep doing it?

      I think Kahn’s strategy is to out-pasty opposing teams.

      Thankfully, Rick is a good coach, so they still have a good shot at the playoffs regardless of GM.

      First point guards, then SF’s, now pale. Kahn hits on something, and hits it hard.

      • adoombray - Sep 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

        that might be funny if Amudson played SF. he’s a PF. he’ll play when Bad Derrick Williams shows up off the bench for K.Love.

  5. rallen69 - Sep 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    He’s basically a guy who can come off the bench 10-12 min. A game and get rebounds. That’s all the t-wolves need for a backup to love.

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