Tuesday , Oct , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

T-Wolves exercise third-year option on McCants

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced
Tuesday that they have exercised the third-year option on guard Rashad
McCants.

“Rashad demonstrated late last season that he has the ability to score at this
level, and has a tremendous future in this league,” said Minnesota vice
president of basketball operations Kevin McHale. “We believe he will fully
recover from his injury and become a valuable member of the Timberwolves for
years to come.”

McCants underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee on June 19,
following a season in which he averaged 7.9 points per game on 45 percent
shooting. The North Carolina product set a Timberwolves franchise record for
three-point field goal percentage at 37.2 percent.

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