Muhammad has been a legitimate bench scorer for two years now.
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Who saw this coming a year ago? The Timberwolves now might have too much talent on their roster.
With Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Tyus Jones, Ricky Rubio and Namanja Bjelica, the Wolves are loaded with talent. Loaded. And that doesn't even include Shabazz Muhammad, who teams are apparently asking about and with whom Minnesota isn't yet willing to part.
From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
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The Wizard of Bazz isn't shooting quite as well from three as he did a season ago, but he's provided nice energy and scoring ability off the Wolves' bench, something that helps next to Zach LaVine. Even without his shooting taking over, Muhammad is able to get to the rim and finish around there at a highly efficient rate. He could certainly help another team, but it's perfectly understandable that Minnesota wants to move forward with this amazingly talented young core.
If you could be one rebuilding team, you'd probably want to be the T'Wolves. So, why give away one of the young guys, a 23-year-old who could end up being an integral piece of a winning team down the line?
Several teams intrigued with Shabazz Muhammad, but rival executives say that Minnesota — deep at wings — is unwilling to move him in deal.