Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
Sam Mitchell told his former SiriusXM NBA Radio pals today that he “absolutely” plans to start Zach LaVine over vet Kevin Martin at shooting guard.
Mitchell told Martin of the decision before the Wolves began camp practices last week. We’ll see what that means for his future here. He’s in the same position as Corey Brewer was last year — able to opt out of the final year of his contract after this season — and Brewer was traded in December. Until today, Mitchell had only said opening night is a long way off when asked about who’ll start where, although he made it pretty clear he’s committed to the team’s youth.
Third-year swingman Shabazz Muhammad walked out after practice today with agent Rob Pelinka, who also reps Jones. Muhammad apparently switched agents over the summer, from Bill Duffy (who has Wiggins and LaVine among many, many others) to Pelinka.
Justin Termine: Sam Mitchell told @Jumpshot8 & I @ZachLaVine will start the season as the SG for the @Timberwolves #NBARadioTCT #TWolves