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Wolves do not Extend Qualifying Offers to Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers

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The Wolves announced today that they will not extend qualifying offers to Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers, which will make both of them unrestricted free agents.

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Here is the text of the press release:

Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will not extended qualifying offers to forwards Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers. With Minnesota not extending qualifying offers to Hummel and Jeffers by today's deadline, both players will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

Hummel, a 6-8 forward, appeared in 53 games (five starts) for Minnesota last season averaging 3.4 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 12.4 mpg. The Wolves originally drafted Hummel with the 58th overall selection (second round) of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Jeffers, a 6-5 guard, appeared in two games with Minnesota last season totaling two points and three rebounds. The Wolves signed Jeffers on April 8, 2014.

This is not a surprise given the roster crunch the Wolves are in, with 13 guaranteed contracts already on the books (including first round pick Zach LaVine).  They simply don't have the roster space for these players.

Hummel had some surprisingly good moments in a Wolves uniform last season, and Jeffers was a favorite from summer league who I still think could help an NBA team.

Best of luck to both of them.