Dane Moore: The Timberwolves both bought out *and* waiv…

Dane Moore: The Timberwolves both bought out *and* waived Allen Crabbe, according to a source. @Darren Wolfson reports the buyout portion was for $750k. There are some moving pieces — including incentives in James Johnson’s contract — that will determine if Minnesota pays the luxury tax.

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Minnesota has waived guard Allen Crabbe, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Crabbe, 27, will be eligible for a playoff roster if he signs elsewhere. The veteran played in just nine games for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 4.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes.
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Allen Crabbe, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Crabbe will now be playoff-eligible for another team.
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