Originally written February 08, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS After spending two 10-day contracts with the Timberwolves, Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale proved more valuable to the team than Lou Amundson, who had been with Minnesota all season.The Timberwolves on Friday announced that they have signed Johnson and Gelabale for the rest of the season and have waived Amundson to make room on the roster.Because a team can offer only two 10-day contracts per season to a player, both Johnson and Gelabale had to either be retained or released after their short-term deals expired overnight. Both players arrived Jan. 19 and immediately moved ahead of Amundson, a September free-agent pickup, in the rotation.Johnson, a 6-foot-11 center, has averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 15.0 minutes in seven games. The team leaned on him heavily when starter Nikola Pekovic was out with an injury, but Johnson has played sparingly or not at all since Pekovics return despite shooting 75.0 percent from the field.Gelabale, a 6-foot-7 swingman, has play...
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