Amile Jefferson Rumors
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. He was a fifth-year senior at Duke University in 2016-17 and averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 61.3% from the field. Jefferson was a member of Duke’s 2015 NCAA Championship team and was a teammate of the Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones.
Michael Scotto: Former Duke standout Amile Jefferson and the Timberwolves have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, sources told @BBallInsiders.
Keith Pompey: The #sixers are tentatively scheduled to work out @AmileJefferson on Monday, according to a source.
The Pacers will hold their seventh pre-draft workout in preparation for the 2017 NBA Draft on Wednesday, June 14. The six players scheduled to participate in workouts are Dylan Ennis (Oregon), Jawun Evans (Oklahoma State), Amile Jefferson (Duke), Zach LeDay (Virginia Tech), Paul Watson, Jr. (Fresno State), and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga).
Jefferson, a senior, averaged 10.9 points for the Blue Devils last season and just under 30 minutes. Others auditioning for the Hornets Saturday: Antonio Blakeney from Louisiana State; Torian Graham from Arizona State; Kyle Kuzma from Utah; Derrick Walton, Jr. from Michigan; and Nigel Williams-Goss from Gonzaga.