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.
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).