Flip threatens D-League for Shabazz
August, 11, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
Once upon a time Shabazz Muhammad was expected to be one the best players in the nation, but he didn't look the part in his lone season at UCLA, and he failed to impress during workouts leading up to the draft. Nonetheless, the Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first-rounder on draft day via a trade with the Utah Jazz. Team president Flip Saunders quickly preached patience with expectations for Muhammed, saying that the rookie would come off the bench, which makes sense, since they now have Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger on the wing. However, after Muhammed was booted out of the NBA Rookie Transition Program for having a lady friend in his room, Saunders hinted at a lack of patience for stuff like that.