Monday , Aug , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves reach deal with Troy Hudson

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves re-signed point
guard Troy Hudson Monday to a six-year deal worth about $37 million.

Hudson played in just 29 games last season after suffering an ankle injury
in an exhibition game in late October. He made several comebacks during the
campaign but eventually opted for season-ending surgery in April and missed
the playoffs.

“I’m looking forward to doing my part in helping this team get to the next
level,” said Hudson. “I’m excited to know that I will be playing in Minnesota
for years to come.”

The Southern Illinois product averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 assists per contest
last season for the Timberwolves, who were ousted in six games by the Los
Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.

In 251 NBA games over five seasons with the Utah Jazz (1997-98), Los Angeles
Clippers (1998-99 and 1999-2000) and Orlando (2000-01 and 2001-02), Hudson has
averaged 8.1 points and 3.0 assist in 19.9 minutes per game.

Hudson, who was not drafted, signed as a free agent with Utah prior to the
1997-98 campaign. He has also played in the CBA.