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Minnesota Timberwolves Release Allen Crabbe

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that another former Trail Blazers player is hitting free agency mid-season.

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Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a contract buyout which makes Crabbe a free agent, able to sign with other NBA teams. The news comes courtesy of Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Crabbe played for Portland for four seasons, between 2013 and 2017. He was touted for his three-point shooting (41.1% as a Trail Blazer) and his potential for defense. The former largely deserted him during three seasons playing for the Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and Timberwolves. The latter never materialized. Crabbe appeared in just 9 games this season for the ‘Wolves, averaging 3.2 points in 14.6 minutes, shooting 32.4% from the field and 23.1% from the arc. His season averages are slightly better at 35.6% and 30.3%.

Crabbe was on the final year of a multi-year contract which pays him $18.5 million this season.

It’s a busy release day for former Blazers, as the Sacramento Kings also jettisoned Anthony Tolliver today.