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Shabazz Muhammad on his D-League assisgment that begins with games this coming week in the D-League Showcase in Reno: "I'd rather go down and play right now, to be honest with you. Watching is a good thing, too, but sometime you just want to go out and play and it feels like I haven't played a game in a while so that's something I'm excited to go do... "I'm really strong mentally. I know i'm a rookie and (Rick) Adelman is a Hall of Fame coach. He likes his veterans a lot. That's something I keep in mind and he tells me something I just abide by." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Muhammad, last year’s 14th pick in the draft, hasn’t been able to play much at all during the Wolves’ first 32 games. The 21-year-old scorer from UCLA has averaged 1.1 points over 3.8 minutes in 11 games this season. “I’d rather go down and play right now to be honest with you,” Muhammad said. “Watching is a good thing, too, but sometimes you just want to go out and play. It feels like I haven’t played a game in a while, so that is something that I’m excited to go do.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to send first-round draft pick Shabazz Muhammad to Iowa of the NBA Development League in an effort to get him some more playing time. Coach Rick Adelman says the seldom-used Muhammad will benefit from playing big minutes rather than sitting on the bench for the Timberwolves. The 14th overall pick in the June draft has played in only 11 of Minnesota's 32 games this season. He has yet to play 10 minutes in a game. WGEM.com

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But some teams are already cracking down on even mild hazing in the wake of harassment allegations against Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito. Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad said team President Chris Wright and GM Milt Newton informed players they no longer wanted rookies wearing child-themed backpacks. Muhammad had been issued a Jonas Brothers backpack to wear on trips. "They actually said they don't want us carrying them, but I understand with the stuff going on with the football thing," said Muhammad, who entered the draft after one season at UCLA. "They want to be separate from that. . . . Now I think rookie hazing won't exist anymore." Los Angeles Times

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Rookie Shabazz Muhammad said he reached out to Saunders and Wolves owner Glen Taylor after he was got sent home from the NBA’s rookie symposium after just one day for violating the rules last summer. He was sent home and will have to attend the program next summer with the 2014 rookie class because he brought a female to his room when no visitors are allowed. “I wrote them a letter just to tell them it won’t happen again,” Muhammad said. “I mean, you always have to carry yourself as a professional and the stuff you do always comes out. So I just have to learn to be smarter and learn from the guys who have been there before.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Chase Budinger, Dante Cunningham, Ronny Turiaf, Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng, Lorenzo Brown and Robbie Hummel were all on hand Friday and participating in a 5-on-5 scrimmage. The chance to come in early allows rookies like Muhammad, Dieng and Brown to get familiar with the facilities and some of the training regimens prior to Training Camp. For guys like Budinger and Cunningham, it’s a way to get re-acquainted with the day-to-day grind. NBA.com

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Shabazz Muhammad of the Minnesota Timberwolves was actually dismissed from the program for violating a rule and allegedly bringing a female guest into his hotel room. “Very disappointing,” McLemore said, asked his reaction. “After they (were) telling us the rules, what not to do, for him to do that ... it’s just unbelievable after they just explained the different rules to us. “Hopefully he’ll learn from his mistakes. Hopefully that won’t stop him from being the basketball player who he is, just keep playing, going with his career.” Lawrence Journal-World

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