HoopsHype Robbie Hummel rumors

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Robbie Hummel is back playing for the Timberwolves’ Las Vegas Summer League team for the second consecutive July. This time, he is hoping to return for October training camp so he can claim the team’s likely lone remaining roster spot, one year after he left home to play for Obradoiro CAB in the Spanish league so he could develop and strengthen his surgically repaired knee and so the Wolves would retain his rights while he did so. “No, that’s the ultimate goal,” said Hummel, a second-round draft pick by the Wolves last year. “It always has been my dream to play in the NBA. I’m thankful for this opportunity and want to show I belong.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Timberwolves selected Robbie Hummel in the second round (No. 58 overall) of last June’s draft, and the parties agreed he would play the 2012-13 season in Spain, largely because of their glut of forwards. He’s “ready to go full bore” to make their roster for the 2013-14 season, though changes in their front office — Flip Saunders was named president of basketball operations last month, after David Kahn was let go — could add another element of uncertainty. He is expected to play for their entry in the 22-team Las Vegas summer league, scheduled to run from July 12 to 22. Post-Tribune

“They wanted to see if I could stay healthy, and I proved that I could,” said Hummel, who averaged 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes in five games in Las Vegas for the Timberwolves last year. “My knee feels great, 100 percent normal. I feel like I had a great season, and it helped me a lot. You practice so much, playing only one game a week, you’re bound to improve. Seeing the game from a different perspective and playing with different rules, it’s only going to make you better.” Post-Tribune

April 12, 2013 Updates

Wolves second round pick Robbie Hummel is said to be doing well in Europe. Talks about next year will commence once his season is over. There's a good chance the Wolves will, minimum, have him play on their summer league team. 1500 ESPN

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Former Purdue basketball standout Robbie Hummel has injured the meniscus in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined from 4-6 weeks, his father Glenn Hummel said Wednesday. After being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Hummel agreed to terms to play this season in the top pro league in Spain. Journal and Courier

September 12, 2012 Updates

Ouch, again. Timberwolves second-round pick Robbie Hummel's knee problems continue. The guy who tore his ACL twice within 10 months in 2010 now has sustained a meniscus injury in his right knee while playing in Spain, according to the Spanish site familiaobradoirista.blogspot.com. Certainly, it's not on the same scale as those torn ACLs, but he is returning to the U.S. to have arthroscopic surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Hummel signed to play in Spain this season with the Wolves' approval to continue his return from those two ACL injuries that caused him to miss the entire 2010-11 season. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Hummel will participate on the Wolves' summer league team in Las Vegas and he even offered to tutor star point guard Ricky Rubio, who tore the ACL in his left knee in March, on how to recover from the injury. "Yeah," Hummel said with a chuckle. "I've been through it twice, so I think can give him some advice on that. It was unfortunate to watch him go down, but it's something you can come back from for sure." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Growing up in Valparaiso, Ind., former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel spent his time rooting for the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls. Hummel got an opportunity to wear a Pacers practice jersey today when he worked out for them at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indianapolis Star

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