Timberwolves’ Muhammad Dismissed from NBA’s Rookie Program


Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Shabazz Muhammad was dismissed from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program on Wednesday.

Muhammad violated the program’s rule when he brought a female into his hotel room, reports the USA Today.

“We have been made aware of the circumstances surrounding Shabazz Muhammad’s dismissal from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program in New Jersey,” Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said. “The team fully supports the NBA’s rules and policies in all matters pertaining to this situation, and we will abide by the league’s action.”

Muhammad will be fined, according to the report, and will have to return next season to complete the program that was scheduled to end on Friday.

Muhammad was selected with the 14th pick out of UCLA.

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