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Report: Timberwolves re-sign Robbie Hummel to one-year contract

Jul 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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Robbie Hummel couldn’t stay healthy at Purdue.

After being drafted No. 58 by the Timberwolves in 2012, he went to Spain – and couldn’t stay healthy there.

Minnesota signed Hummel to a one-year, minimum-salary contract last summer. Then, he finally stayed healthy enough to do what he does: Shoot 3-pointers.

Playing 12.4 minutes per game in 53 contests, including five starts, last season, Hummel attempted a majority of his shots from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-8 forward made 36 percent of his 3-pointers.

That earned him a second one-year deal.

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today:

Hummel’s minimum salary is $816,482, and the Timberwolves can re-sign him for up to $979,778 using Early Bird Rights. It sounds as if Hummel signed with the Early Bird Exception.

Minnesota could have also used a portion of the mid-level exception to sign him, but anything above a minimum contract already seems generous.

Hummel, 25, probably doesn’t have much upside remaining. But as long as he protects the ball as well as he did last season, he’ll get a chance to keep making rosters. Hummel turned the ball over just 10 times in 655 minutes. Only Ryan Anderson played more and posted a lower turnover percentage.

  1. sportsfan18 - Jul 22, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Hard not to root for this kid.

    I’m an IU grad and I always wanted this kid to do well and I felt for him when he was injured in college.

    Hope he’s able to play at least a few years and is smart with the money he gets.

  2. blueintown - Jul 22, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    Report. The word you are loking for in the headline to this article is report. My goodness.

  3. jammer73 - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Look out, the wolves are com in’

  4. calkinsrob - Jul 22, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    YES! I was worried they wouldn’t. Boiler up!!

  5. bhunter1995 - Jul 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    This might put them over the top, go T-Wolves!

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