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Timberwolves Announce Fesenko, Heslip Signings

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The Wolves have announced the signings of Kyrylo Fesenko and Brady Heslip to contracts in advance of training camp.

Mike Ehrmann

The Wolves have announced the (non-guaranteed) signings of center and mountain Kyrylo Fesenko, and guard Brady Heslip to deals in advance of training camp. Both of these players appeared for the Wolves summer league team, and are being brought into camp for another look, and primarily as practice bodies. Given the number of guaranteed contracts the Wolves are committed to already, neither player has much of a chance to make the regular season roster.

Here's some press release verbiage:

Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed center Kyrylo Fesenko and guard Brady Heslip. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not released.

Fesenko, 27, appeared in five games (three starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. The 7-1 center's best game came in Minnesota's win over the Phoenix Suns, a 17-point, 8-rebound performance in 26 minutes. Fesenko, originally drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (38th overall pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft, has averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game over his five-year NBA career.

Heslip, 24, appeared in five games (two starts) for the Wolves entry in the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The 6-2 guard averaged 6.2 points per game in Vegas, including connecting on 61.1% of his shots and 70.0% from three-point range (7-for-10). As a senior with Baylor this past season, Heslip connected on 118 three-pointers (T-2nd in Big 12 history) at a 46.5% clip, the ninth-best single-season three-point percentage in Big 12 history. He finished his four-year career at Baylor first in school history in three-point percentage (.437) and second in made three-pointers (301).

That brings the number of players the Wolves expect at camp to 18, barring any further transactions. I am not expecting anything else to happen before camp, but you never know.

EDIT: Turns out Zach wrote something about Heslip for nba.com during summer league. You should check it out.