During the trade deadline Shabazz Muhammed’s name was brought up as a player most likely to get traded to a new team. Even though a trade never happened Shabazz will still be on the move, as he and the Minnesota Timberwolves just agreed to a contract buyout yesterday. Shabazz will be signing with Eastern Conference contender, Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee waived guard Sean Kilpatrick in order to make room on their roster for this acquisition of Muhammed. Shabazz was once the 2nd rated high school basketball player of his 2012 class behind only Nerlens Noel. He was also the 14th overall pick of the 2013 NBA draft. Muhammed is only 25 years of age and if he could find a role with the Bucks he still has much room for improvement and could maybe be a valuable asset for a team in the future. That is much to ask for though, as the lefty Shabazz has seen his minutes decrease drastically with Minnesota over the years.
His career high in average minutes for a season came during his second year where he played 22.8 minutes in only 38 games. This year Muhammed has only been seeing around 10 minutes a game averaging about 4 points. Expect for Muhammed to see around the same amount of playing time unless he finds a role and thrives in it with his new team in Milwaukee. Those who are familiar with Muhammed’s game knows that he is dominantly lefty and is particularly known as an athletic scorer. For his future in the NBA to change Shabazz will have to improve other elements of his game such as his defense and playmaking.
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