Timberwolves Agree To Terms With Andre Miller
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andre Miller's agent tells The Associated Press his client has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves hosted Miller for a visit to the team's facility on Wednesday. A few hours later, he reached agreement, agent Andy Miller says. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
With Ricky Rubio coming off of ankle surgery and rookie Tyus Jones as the backup, the Timberwolves had a need for an experienced point guard who could play at the end of games and step in in case of an injury.
The 39-year-old Miller will be playing his 17th season in the league. He has averaged 12.8 points and 6.7 assists in his career and has long been considered one of the smartest players at his position.
He spent last year with Washington and Sacramento.
Tyus Jones to throw out 1st pitch at Twins game again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two ceremonial first pitches at Target Field in one season. Tyus Jones has become quite the Minnesota celebrity.
The Timberwolves rookie point guard will take the honor on the mound again tonight before the Twins host the Seattle Mariners. The news was announced Wednesday.
Jones was one of two first-round draft picks by the Wolves last month. Jones, of course, starred at Apple Valley High School in the Twin Cities before playing one season and winning a national championship at Duke. The Wolves made a trade to move up and take Jones with the 24th overall pick.
Jones threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Twins' home opener, along with Kevin Garnett, who's now his Timberwolves teammate.