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Report: Timberwolves Unwilling to Trade Shabazz Muhammad

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Several teams have shown interest in Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad, but the Wolves aren’t willing to move him at this time, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Muhammad has taken a step back in his third season after showing some promise last year. In 38 appearances last season, the 23-year-old averaged 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 48.9 percent overall and 39.2 percent from three in 22.8 minutes per game.

But with more depth on the wing and in the frontcourt this year, Muhammad has seen his playing time drop about five minutes per game. His production has gone down with that reduction in minutes, and his three-point shooting has gone way down. He’s shooting just 25.8 percent from long range on the season, albeit on low volume (1.6 attempts per game).

Despite the uneven play, the Timberwolves don’t seem to want to move on from the youngster just yet given some of the potential he’s shown. That’s probably the smart move, although they should be willing to listen to offers to gauge the market.

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