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Shabazz finally freed, rewards Wolves with key minutes

Somewhere, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist can once again rest contently. Before what was supposed to be Shabazz Muhammad's first collegiate basketball game, Peppers string slapper Flea played the national anthem at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, a powder-blue t-shirt with "Free Shabazz Muhammad" scribbled across the front adorning his semi-tattooed torso (he wore...
Via Fox Sports North
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves bring back rookie Shabazz Muhammad from D-League

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled rookie Shabazz Muhammad from their NBA Development League affiliate. The move was made on Monday. Muhammad played in four games for the Iowa Energy, averaging 24.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting and 9.8 rebounds. The 14th overall pick in last year's draft, Muhammad has barely played at all for the Timberwolves, scoring 12 points in...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves bring back rookie Muhammad from D-League

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled rookie Shabazz Muhammad from their NBA Development League affiliate. The move was made on Monday. Muhammad played in four games for the Iowa Energy, averaging 24.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting and 9.8 rebounds. The 14th overall pick in last year's draft, Muhammad has barely played at all for the Timberwolves, scoring 12 points in...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad must adjust to bench role

This is the sixth in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. If not for that one night. Rather than spend his first few months of NBA life painting himself in a better public light, Shabazz Muhammad perpetuated the notion he's a potential troublemaker when NBA rookie program officials sent him home for violating a rule...
Via Fox Sports North
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad must adjust to bench role

This is the sixth in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. If not for that one night. Rather than spend his first few months of NBA life painting himself in a better public light, Shabazz Muhammad perpetuated the notion he's a potential troublemaker when NBA rookie program officials sent him home for violating a rule...
Via Fox Sports North
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad kicked out of NBA rookie program

Photo Credit: AP Shabazz Muhammad, the alleged 20-year old guard/forward out of UCLA, was no stranger to controversy in his short stint with the Bruins. Apparently, his NBA career after being drafted 14th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves is off to a very similar start. Muhammad, who was among 50 other rookies attending the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, was dismissed after...
Via Pass The Pill
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad adapting to limited role with Wolves

Upon rolling into Las Vegas with the rest of Minnesota' s NBA Summer League team, Shabazz Muhammad noticed a familiar face grinning at him from a billboard. It was the Timberwolves' top 2013 draft pick himself, greeting citizens of his hometown alongside fellow Vegas prep product Anthony Bennett . In this moment, the prominence he grew used to during four dominant years of...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad adapting to limited role with Wolves

Upon rolling into Las Vegas with the rest of Minnesota' s NBA Summer League team, Shabazz Muhammad noticed a familiar face grinning at him from a billboard. It was the Timberwolves' top 2013 draft pick himself, greeting citizens of his hometown alongside fellow Vegas prep product Anthony Bennett . In this moment, the prominence he grew used to during four dominant years of...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Muhammad's character not an issue for Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves diehards packed the Target Center's Skyway-level concourse to standing-room-only extremes Friday afternoon, yearning for a first glance at two of Minnesota's newest acquisitions. Yet only a subdued, awkwardly-rapid round of applause graced Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Deng's entrance, followed by a sharp silence as the two 2013 first-round draft...
Via Fox Sports North
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Muhammad's character not an issue for Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves diehards packed the Target Center's Skyway-level concourse to standing-room-only extremes Friday afternoon, yearning for a first glance at two of Minnesota's newest acquisitions. Yet only a subdued, awkwardly-rapid round of applause graced Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Deng's entrance, followed by a sharp silence as the two 2013 first-round draft...
Via Fox Sports North
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wolves Trade for Muhammad, Dieng in 2013 Draft

As dozens of others have said, the 2013 draft was perhaps the craziest draft on record. The "loose" consensus #1 pick was defensive wizard Nerlens Noel, with 3 point specialist Ben McLemore widely believed to be the #2 pick. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was supposed to go #9 to the Wolves, and little fanfare would ensue. Well, an hour later, Noel was a member of the 76ers...
Via TWolves Blog
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad in a 'really good situation' with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thanks a lot, Cleveland. That was at least part of the sentiment of general managers, media and fans around the NBA in the moments following the Cavaliers' surprise selection of UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick. The trickle-down effect from that decision turned the 2013 draft's lottery on its head, causing Minnesota Timberwolves president...
Via Fox Sports North
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad in a 'really good situation' with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thanks a lot, Cleveland. That was at least part of the sentiment of general managers, media and fans around the NBA in the moments following the Cavaliers' surprise selection of UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick. The trickle-down effect from that decision turned the 2013 draft's lottery on its head, causing Minnesota Timberwolves president...
Via Fox Sports North
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Muhammad headlines local talent in NBA Draft

As expected, UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad became the first player with ties to Southern California picked in the 2013 NBA Draft. The small forward was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 14, the final pick in a lottery littered with surprises. Minnesota acquired the 14th pick when they traded Trey Burke, whom they selected with the ninth pick, to Utah for picks No. 14 and...
Via Fox Sports West
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Muhammad headlines local talent in NBA Draft

As expected, UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad became the first player with ties to Southern California picked in the 2013 NBA draft. The small forward was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 14, the final pick in a lottery littered with surprises. Minnesota acquired the 14th pick when they traded Trey Burke, whom they selected with the ninth pick, to Utah for picks No. 14 and...
Via Fox Sports West
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz draft Muhammad for Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz have drafted UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Jazz are sending Muhammad and the 21st overall pick to Minnesota for Michigan point guard Trey Burke. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Draft Player Profile: Shabazz Muhammad

  Shabazz Muhammad UCLA - Freshman (Born 1992) Small Forward 6'6" 222 lbs
Via Hoops Manifesto
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Draft Prospect: Shabazz Muhammad

If the Celtics decide to target a wing with the 16th pick in this year’s NBA draft, the player they should target is Shabazz Muhammad. At this time last year, the idea of the Celtics ending up with a player like Muhammad would have seemed ridiculous. He went into the college season with incredibly high expectations, and was widely to be considered a top three player in his draft...
Via CLNS Radio
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats draft primer: Why and why not McCollum, Muhammad

What will the Bobcats do with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NBA draft? This is the third of a five-part series looking at why Charlotte should and why it shouldn't take some of the top prospects available: C.J. McCollum, PGSG, Senior, Lehigh 2012-13 stats: 23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists Why McCollum? The trend has been established: volume-scoring mid-major...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad Says He’s Underrated

The 2013 NBA Draft is s little over two weeks away now, and with no clear-cut #1 pick, the rumor mill and guessing should heat up in the next week or so. Former UCLA forward Shabazz Muhammad thinks highly of his skills, and is using the perceived disrespect of his game as fuel for the coming weeks. Muhammad spoke with USA Today this week, and besides wanting to be the #1 pick,...
Via Thacover2
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad Says He’s Underrated

The 2013 NBA Draft is s little over two weeks away now, and with no clear-cut #1 pick, the rumor mill and guessing should heat up in the next week or so. Former UCLA forward Shabazz Muhammad thinks highly of his skills, and is using the perceived disrespect of his game as fuel for the coming weeks. Muhammad spoke with USA Today this week, and besides wanting to be the #1 pick, he...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves intrigued by Shabazz Muhammad's scoring

MINNEAPOLIS -- No, Flip Saunders isn't comparing Shabazz Muhammad to Michael Jordan.And no, the Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations didn't heavily tip his 2013 NBA draft-day hand Sunday morning. Muhammad's pre-draft workout with the Timberwolves does, however, offer up the small forward position as potential top-pick material when June 27 gets...
Via Fox Sports North
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves intrigued by Shabazz Muhammad's scoring

MINNEAPOLIS -- No, Flip Saunders isn't comparing Shabazz Muhammad to Michael Jordan.And no, the Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations didn't heavily tip his 2013 NBA draft-day hand Sunday morning. Muhammad's pre-draft workout with the Timberwolves does, however, offer up the small forward position as potential top-pick material when June 27 gets...
Via Fox Sports North
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN's Ford has Celtics drafting small forward Shabazz Muhammad in latest mock

In Chad Ford's latest mock draft, the ESPN analyst has Boston taking UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad with the 16th pick. The 6'6" small forward didn't exactly have a break-out year in Los Angeles last season, as he was suspended by the NCAA for three games for receiving travel benefits in high school and it was later discovered that he is actually 20 years old, instead...
Via Celtics Life
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for Muhammad to be player, not phenomenon

This is not about basketball. This is about a phenomenon. Shabazz Muhammad is a basketball player. Hes a good one, a likely first-round pick in Junes NBA Draft. He has his flaws, of course, his size and his lack of defense and the rumored teamwork issues. Even so, hell be a first-round pick. Which leads us to the Shabazz Muhammad Im concerned with here. Not the basketball player...
Via Fox Sports West
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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