The Minnesota Timberwolves waived former Maryland men’s basketball star Melo Trimble on Saturday.
With the NBA season opener three days away, Trimble can attempt to try out for other NBA teams and their G-League affiliates, or can audition for overseas squads.
Trimble signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Timberwolves in September, which ensured his spot on the team’s training camp roster. But Minnesota instead held on to point guards Jeff Teague, Tyus Jones and Aaron Brooks.
The undrafted Upper Marlboro native notched four points and one rebound in one appearance during the preseason.
My man Melo gon be good !!!!!! He’s league ready for sure in my eyes
— Jared Nickens (@Heat_Check11) October 14, 2017
Trimble led the Terps to three consecutive NCAA tournaments and helped rebuild the program after a flurry of transfers. He averaged 16.8 points per game as a junior last season and was named to the All-Big Ten first team.