Timberwolves Recall Muhammad from D-League

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The rookie is back.

After an impressive stint with the Iowa Energy, the Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled Shabazz Muhammad from the NBA Developmental League.

In four games with the Energy, Muhammad averaged 24.5 points, on 57.1 percent shooting, and 9.8 rebounds in just under 28 minutes per contest.

The 21-year-old was named to the 2014 NBADLeague.com All-Showcase Team after averaging 23 points, on 62.5 percent shooting, and 9 rebounds in two games of the D-League Showcase.

Muhammad appeared in eleven games with the Wolves. The small forward averaged 1.1 points, on 25 percent shooting, playing over 3 minutes per contest.


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