After the Washington Wizards opted to replace A.J. Price with free-agent guard Eric Maynor, it looks like the former Uconn Husky may have found a landing spot with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
John Wall’s stress injury which kept him out of action for nearly half the season, forced Price to play a larger role with the Wizards than anticipated. Price failed to keep the Wizards afloat in Wall’s absence, and that ultimately led to Washington’s brass looking in a different direction once the free-agency period began.
Former Wizards head coach, Flip Saunders, is currently the President of Basketball Operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves, so I’m curious if his familiarity with the team may play a part in his decision. Of course, Saunders was already terminated before the Wizards signed Price, but he may have taken a look at his game more than opposing teams. After all, Price wasn’t nearly as bad of a backup point guard as some made him out to be.
As Ben Standig of CSN Washington pointed out, the Timberwolves are already set at the point guard position, so Price would certainly need to earn a spot in training camp. Price could be a serviceable backup in Minnesota, especially since he could provide the locker room leadership young teams such as the Wolves often yearn for.
We hope Price gets a spot on the playoff hopeful Wolves, and we’ll keep you updated on Price’s situation.