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Timberwolves Sign Amile Jefferson to Two-Way Contract

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Wolves fill their second two-way slot with the former Duke standout.

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The Wolves, who left one two-way spot open until the deadline, have rewarded power forward Amile Jefferson with a two-way deal after his stellar play with the Iowa Wolves in the G-League. He joins Anthony Brown, who has also spent most of the season with Iowa, as the Wolves two-way players.

Jefferson, the Duke alum who played for the Wolves in Summer League and has been with their G-League affiliate all season, has been the Iowa Wolves best player by some distance. He’s averaging 18 and 13 on the year, and is among the best in the league on the glass, and has been scoring very efficiently. He actually leads the entire G-League in win shares per 48 minutes.

Jefferson was a standout at Duke, but went undrafted last summer. The Wolves showed interest and brought him to camp after his summer league experience, and made room for him in Iowa. Now they have given him a two-way deal for the rest of the season, meaning a few more dollars for him. and a chance to get some NBA experience. It also keeps any other NBA team from calling him up.

He will be a free agent this summer.