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Wolfson: Wolves considering A.J. Price for Training Camp Invite

Our local all-around sports guy reports that the Wolves front office is discussing bringing in A.J. Price to training camp.


According to Darren Wolfson, the Wolves have expressed some interest in veteran point guard A.J. Price.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brought up AJ Price trying to get into <a href=";src=hash">#Twolves</a> camp weeks ago. Well, it is being discussed, per a source. Played well w/ Wash. last year.</p>&mdash; Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) <a href="">September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Last season Price played for the Washington Wizards, in front of new Wolves GM Milt Newton.  He had his most successful year in the NBA, posting career highs in minutes, assist percentage, and three point shooting percentage while starting 22 games in the absence of John Wall.

Price, originally a second round draft pick of the Pacers in 2009, would be point guard insurance for the Wolves in case of injury.  He's a more traditional point guard then either of the other backup alternatives J.J. Barea and Alexey Shved, but would be an end of the bench player.

If he's brought in, he'll be competing with Wolves 2nd round pick Lorenzo Brown and summer league standouts Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers for what currently is one available roster spot.

I wouldn't be averse to bringing Price in for a look.  Although it isn't clear that another point guard is really a need for this roster, he's probably a better player than anyone else competing for that spot.

Interestingly, Wolfson continues to hint that the Wolves could free up another spot by buying out big man Chris Johnson:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="">@AlexisTwolves</a> Well, depends. Know this: even though Chris Johnson has a guarantee, they could eat it. Lots of moving parts before opener.</p>&mdash; Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) <a href="">September 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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We'll see what happens as we get closer to camp.