To close out the holiday weekend, the Timberwolves officially announced that they have waived Center Greg Stiemsma and Forward Mickael Gelabale. Neither of these moves should really be too surprising for Timberwolves fans, but here was the official news from the Timberwolves PR Twitter account:
ROSTER MOVES: #Twolves announce the team has waived center Greg Stiemsma and forward Michael Gelabale.
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) July 7, 2013
First, in regard to Greg Stiemsma, there simply isn’t enough room on the roster for him. Given the presumed return of Nikola Pekovic, the drafting of Gorgui Dieng, and the guaranteed (and cheaper) contract of Chris Johnson, there really wasn’t an easier solution for the front office. You have to assume at this point that the club has done their homework and will be comfortable matching any offer that comes to Pekovic. Which of course is a good thing. [Read more…]