MINNEAPOLIS -- Robbie Hummel and A.J. Price each received one guarantee Saturday morning, in the form of a rare word of praise from Rick Adelman along with the promise of a Timberwolves contract that extends past preseason practice and games.
And that's all.
After making Minnesota's final 15-man roster, both training-camp invitees -- one a well-traveled, fifth-year veteran, the other an oft-injured rookie -- won't see much court time until a player ahead of them in the pecking order becomes unavailable.
That's why they survived the final cut in the first place, Adelman said.
"The thing that you feel good about is if something did happen where they had to play, you wouldn't hesitate to play them," the coach said. "They've both proven that they can do that."
The Timberwolves waived center Chris Johnson and guards Lorenzo Brown and Othyus Jeffers late last week ahead of Monday afternoon's final roster deadline. They'll move forward with Price's ability to lead an offense and Humme...