- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Rasual Butler and swingman Toure Murry to get down to the maximum 15 players on the roster.

The Wolves announced the moves Saturday, one day after wrapping up their preseason with a win over Charlotte. The moves mean that veteran John Lucas III has made the team to start the season. That gives the Timberwolves four point guards on the roster right now, including Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones.

Butler was brought into camp in part because of his history of playing for new coach Tom Thibodeau. The veteran likely will get interest on the open market.

The Timberwolves could look to make a trade to address the glut of point guards, with Jones the most likely candidate to be moved.

The Wolves open the season on Wednesday night in Memphis.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide