NBA Rumors: The Minnesota Timberwolves Considering Adding Jon Leuer
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to look to add depth this offseason, and with many of their top targets off the market they have to go down their list of potential free agents in an effort to bolster their roster. One of the most recent rumors has them possibly interested in forward Jon Leuer, who was waived by the Houston Rockets earlier this week.
Leuer was a second round pick (40th overall) in 2011 by the Milwaukee Bucks, and averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 46 games (12 starts) as a rookie last season. The Bucks then traded him to the Rockets in late June.
Leuer had a solid college career at the University of Wisconsin, culminating in averaging 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game as a senior. As a side note, he is a Minnesota native and starred in high school in Orono before heading east for college.
Leuer, at 6’10″, would add some much needed size to the Timberwolves bench and he made nearly 37 percent of his three-pointers during his collegiate career as well. So he would fill Minnesota’s need for perimeter shooting even with likely shortcomings on the defensive end against stronger power forwards. In all likelihood, the Timberwolves would not be looking to him to provide big minutes as a backup to Kevin Love.
Leuer will clear waivers later on Friday, and if goes unclaimed he would become an unrestricted free agent free to negotiate with any team.