The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has released center John Edwards from its 2007 Training Camp roster. The team’s roster now stands at 17 players.
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.
The Timberwolves final preseason game is a 7 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against the Milwaukee Bucks at Target Center. Leading up to Minnesota’s home opener on Nov. 2 (7 p.m. vs. Denver), the team’s “See What They Can Do” tour features 17 events in the 12 days preceding the opener. Weekend events include tomorrow’s preseason game, the Timberwolves invade the Mall of America on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and several Wolves will attend Sunday’s Vikings game.