55 days without a notable Wolves transaction. The wait is over.
Chris Tomasson of FSN was seemingly the first to report. I’ll spare the white jokes: Kahn has signed banger PF Lou Amundson to a 1-year, guaranteed, minimum salary deal. Amundson, 29, played with Indiana last year averaging 3.5 points and 3.7 boards in 60 games for the Pacers. Lou brings an interior toughness to the team. While he is not overly skilled, he fills the bench utility big role of Anthony Tolliver, an energy guy who will work his tail off and piss off the opposition. It remains to be seen how many minutes he will get playing behind D-Will and Cunningham off the bench, but Lou is a serviceable bench big and a safer pickup than Hassan Whiteside (although plenty of good arguments could be made as to why Hassan would have been the better signing). This leaves the Wolves’ current roster at 14 players, leaving 1 more spot that may very likely go unused for now. It seems that, barring a trade, this is the roster you will see to start the season. Lou is a solid acquisition, but I am slightly surprised Kahn didn’t go for a true center to help spell Pek and Stiemsma, two centers with feet about twice their respective ages. However, the 14th roster spot is nothing to lose sleep over. Lou is a good pickup at that price.
The writing is on the wall: Anthony Tolliver is a long shot to be back at this point given the dearth of Power Forwards on the roster. As much as we loved Tolly the person, his season last year was sub-par at best. Hopefully he gets the money he felt he deserved and a solid role elsewhere.