The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed John Edwards. Edwards, a 7-0 center from Kent State, has NBA experience with the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Edwards appeared in 25 games with Indiana during the 2004-05 season after going undrafted out of Kent State. He averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.8 rpg in 5.6 mpg with the Pacers. The following season he signed as a free agent with Atlanta and averaged 1.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg and 7.4 mpg in 40 contests, including four starts. In 65 career NBA games Edwards has averaged 1.5 ppg, and 1.0 rpg to go along with 44.7% field goal shooting (42-94) in 6.7 mpg.
Last season Edwards split his time with Tulsa and Albuquerque of the D-League. In 20 appearances, he averaged 9.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 0.5 bpg in 19.1 mpg.