Robbie Hummel has signed a contract to play with the Spanish club El Obradoiro for this upcoming season. Hummel, the Wolves sole selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, spent time recovering from back-to-back ACL tears in his right knee for nearly half of his tenure at Purdue.
Despite averaging career highs in points (16.4) and rebounds (7.2) this past season, Hummel never felt 100% healthy and could use a season of good health before making the rigorous transition to the NBA. The Timberwolves have given Hummel the thumbs up to spend the coming season overseas as he would have likely had an extremely limited role on the Timberwolves for the 2012-13 season. Hummel, the 58th overall pick, would have sat behind Andrei Kirilenko, Chase Budinger, and Dante Cunningham at SF.