Jefferson was recalled from Iowa of the G-League, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Iowa has a 10-day break between games, so Jefferson is with the T-Wolves to practice and is unlikely to play in the next two games before returning to Iowa.
Jefferson provided 23 points (10-14 FG, 3-3 FT), 17 rebounds, two assists and one steal during Thursday's loss at Austin. The former standout at Duke continues to be the dominant force in the paint in the NBA G-League. Jefferson is averaging an astonishing 12.8 rebounds per game, which currently leads the league, along with 18.3 points. Every night, he is very capable of producing monstrous numbers as he has shown consistently throughout the season.
Jefferson will sign a two-way contract with the Timberwolves, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Jefferson spent time with the Timberwolves during the preseason before being waived during the last few rounds of roster cuts, so he does have some familiarity with the organization. Since then, he's been playing in the G-League with the Iowa Wolves, where's he's taken part in 22 games and averaged 18.0 points, 13.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals across 34.1 minutes. His strong production was enough to earn a two-way deal with the Timberwolves, though the nature of the contract will keep him limited to a max amount of days he can play at the big league level. For that reason, Jefferson should still get plenty of run in the G-League and likely won't be a fantasy contributor.
Jefferson was waived by the Timberwolves on Saturday. Jefferson saw action in just one preseason game for the Timberwolves, logging a total of four minutes. He was only on a a partially guaranteed deal and was always considered a long shot to make the final roster, however, making Saturday's release unsurprising. Look for Jefferson to head to the G-League for the start of the upcoming campaign, with the hope of eventually getting called up to the big league.
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