Minnesota Timberwolves waive forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had looked pretty good for Minnesota in three preseason games, including a 17-point game against the Grizzlies, but he was on a training camp contract and always had an uphill battle to make the roster.

Hollis-Jefferson didn’t quite get there, reports Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Hollis-Jefferson does a lot of things well and is a solid rotation player, a versatile defender who can guard two through four, he can get to the rim, is a good passer, and plays with real energy. The challenge is he’s a 6’6″ swingman who does not space the floor from three — he rarely shoots from beyond the arc. He didn’t take one three in the preseason and made just 13% of his attempts from deep last season.

Hollis-Jefferson was on a training camp deal in Minnesota because he didn’t have other options; it will be interesting to see if another team that needs wing depth snaps him up as a free agent. If not, he could eventually be back in Minnesota.