The Timberwolves have re-signed Robbie Hummel for one season after not extending him a qualifying offer at the end of the season. Hummel returns on a one year deal worth $900,000.
Hummel's deal w/ #Twolves is 1-year, $900,000, per source. Full guarantee.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) July 22, 2014
It's good to have Hummel back. He is the sort of useful, inexpensive player the Wolves should be looking for to round out their bench. He's a combo forward who can spend some time as a small ball four, which is important given the lack of power forwards on the roster as it stands.
As a rookie, he showed flashes of three point shooting ability (36%), as well as decent tenacity on the defensive glass. He's useful as a 15 minute a night backup, and comes at the right price.
Hummel via text: "Really happy to be back. Looking forward to getting back to Minneapolis and having a good year." #twolves— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) July 22, 2014
Welcome back, Robbie Hummel.
EDIT: It should be noted that, while many things can still happen with the roster, the return of Hummel does not bode well for Glenn Robinson III being on the Timberwolves this year. Hummel brings the Wovles to 14 guaranteed contracts (and no real backup power forward). If Robinson comes to camp but does not sign a contract for the season, the Wolves lose his rights. If he goes to play in Europe, the Wolves would retain his rights (this is what Hummel did the season after he was drafted).