Monday , Aug , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves re-sign Griffin

=== Timberwolves re-sign Griffin ===

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced
Monday they have re-signed forward Eddie Griffin. Terms of the deal were not
released, per team policy.

Griffin averaged 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his first season with
the Timberwolves last year. Griffin appeared in 70 contests and ranked 15th in
the NBA with 1.69 blocked shots per game.

“We were extremely pleased with Eddie’s progress and development last season,”
said Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale. “He is
a player who has a wealth of talent and potential, and we believe that he will
continue to improve and become an impact player for us.”

In 220 career games, including 90 starts, the 6-foot-10 forward has averaged
8.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.65 blocks per game. He also earned NBA All-
Rookie second team honors with the Houston Rockets in 2001-02.

Griffin was selected by the Nets with the seventh pick of the 2001 NBA draft
and then was dealt to Houston for the draft rights to forward Richard
Jefferson, center Jason Collins and guard Brandon Armstrong.

He was waived by Houston in 2003 and signed as a free agent with the Nets in
January, 2004 before signing with Minnesota last season.