Dane: I’m with Eric.
Eric: Seriously I would have doubted they could come up with someone I’ve never heard of.
Me: Wait, what are we talking about?
Free agent guard Marcus Georges-Hunt has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 8, 2017
Oh. It’s news!
The Wolves have signed another free agent guard, Marcus Georges-Hunt, after adding Melo Trimble on a partially guaranteed (we need another warm body and maybe you’ll surprise us) training camp deal last Tuesday.
Georges-Hunt is a 6’5” shooting guard from Georgia Tech that played all four years before appearing in five games as a rookie with the Orlando Magic last season. His best game came against the (drum roll please) Brooklyn Nets on 4/6/17 (8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal in 20 minutes). He basically did nothing else in his other 28 NBA minutes last season. He was, however, named to the All D-League Third Team. The Wolves appear to be taking another low-risk shot on a young wing that showed some positives last season, to see if he can turn any heads in training camp and eventually stick with the club, perhaps on a two-way deal like Anthony Brown received from the team.
Canis Sources (Dane Moore) tell me he hit 39 percent on above the break threes last season in the D-League (now the G League ICYMI). Mr. Moore also reports this is not a two-way deal, similar to Melo Trimble.
Bobby Marks tweeted five days ago that several teams tried to claim him off waivers:
Part 1: Was told that several teams tried to claim Marcus Georges-Hunt off waivers but could not because they were over the cap.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 2, 2017
Part 2: Because Georges-Hunt was signed for more than the minimum last season, only teams with room or trade exception could claim him.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 2, 2017
In the Orlando Summer League, Georges-Hunt averaged 14 points per game in 142 total minutes with the following shooting splits: 50.0, 42.9, 82.8. He added 18 rebounds, 14 assists, nine turnovers, and eight steals in those five games.
Magic guard Marcus Georges-Hunt left his defender on the floor on his way to an and-1 layup!— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) July 3, 2017
(via @clippittv) pic.twitter.com/85idnxrssM
Marcus Georges-Hunt with the acrobatic finish! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/FRrYrqj6Va— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 5, 2017
MGH would like to visit Paris and his favorite food is Chicken Alfredo from Red Lobster with a couple of biscuits. I only tell you this because I know how important the little things are. Welcome to the team (for now).