Though the Timberwolves could have traded someone else to clear cap space, they went the simplest route – renouncing Muhammad.
Chris Haynes of ESPN:
Gibson is an immediate upgrade over Muhammad, clearly important to Tom Thibodeau.
The 24-year-old Muhammad would fit better elsewhere. He’s strong for a wing, and he can score inside and rebound well for his position. If he defended better, there’d be a lot more interest.