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Shabazz Muhammad | Forward | #15

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 221
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (14) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Shabazz Muhammad posted six points on 2-of-3 shooting in six minutes off the bench Friday against the Knicks.
Muhammad didn't play much, but he had the six points while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line with a rebounds and a steal. It will likely take an injury or two before Muhammad has any kind of meaningful role in Cream City. Still, his presence might carve into the minutes of Ian Snell, especially if he goes scoreless across 27 minutes like he did Friday. Mar 9 - 11:22 PM

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Shabazz Muhammad was available to play on Sunday but he wound up as a DNP-CD.

Muhammad just joined the team and his inactivity wasn't a surprise. "I think I’ll probably get some minutes off the bench — that’s why I came here, to help out," he said before the game. "[I'm] trying to give us that scoring punch off the bench, also help us with rebounding and stuff like that and a little transition, speed us up." It would take a few injuries for Muhammad to emerge as a fantasy asset.
Mar 4 - 11:24 PM

Shabazz Muhammad plans to commit to the Bucks when he clears waivers, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

That didn't take long after he was officially waived less than an hour ago. Muhammad hasn't even been able to get minutes while Jimmy Butler (knee) has been out, and he'll have to earn his playing time on his new team. There is an opportunity for him because he'll be competing with Sterling Brown, Sean Kilpatrick and Tony Snell for minutes. Still, there's no need to add Muhammad in almost any fantasy league.
Mar 1 - 10:28 PM

The Timberwolves and Shabazz Muhammad have reportedly agreed to a buyout.

Just yesterday, coach Tom Thibodeau said the Wolves wouldn't buy out Muhammad's contract, saying, "Nope, we live the team we have." Nevertheless, he hasn't been in the rotation since November, not even with Jimmy Butler getting hurt recently, so it makes sense for Minnesota to part ways with him. He reportedly hopes to join a playoff contender, and is a longshot to reclaim fantasy relevance this season.
Mar 1 - 8:26 PM

The Wolves are not planning to buy out Shabazz Muhammad's contract.

"Nope, we like the team we have," coach Tom Thibodeau said. Even after the Jimmy Butler (knee) injury, Muhammad still can't find any minutes in Minnesota. He will have to wait until the offseason for a fresh start.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM

The Timberwolves would potentially be open to buying out the remainder of Shabazz Muhammad's contract, according to owner Glen Taylor.

Muhammad reportedly was hoping to be waived or traded prior to the deadline. However, he's still with the Wolves. "Shabazz hasn’t gotten out on the floor to play very much, so he’s disappointed," Taylor said. "He would like to get with a team that he could put in more minutes and show his skill-set. We have given the OK that if he finds such a team he can go to and wants to walk away, [he can] get out of our contract." Muhammad is likely stuck in Minnesota unless he wants to give some money back. He should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Feb 16 - 12:08 PM

Shabazz Muhammad has requested to be traded or released, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

He's way out of the rotation and Muhammad barely playing when Jimmy Butler was out is all we need to know about how coach Tom Thibodeau feels. There's a decent chance Muhammad is just released and there's almost no chance he'll be back with the Wolves next year.
Feb 3 - 5:12 PM

Shabazz Muhammad scored seven points with two rebounds in 12 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He seems to be behind both Marcus Georges-Hunt and Nemanja Bjelica to help fill the void left on the wing. Muhammad isn't really worth adding in almost any league.
Jan 21 - 12:46 AM

After 13 straight DNP-CDs, Shabazz Muhammad played four minutes of garbage time on Sunday with two points on 1-of-5 shots.

"He has done a good job handling it," Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said of Muhammad's reduced role. "He has been a good pro. He’s working hard. He has a positive attitude. Just keep working and you never know. These things can change suddenly." Muhammad was hoping to increase his market value this season after re-signing for just $1.6 million, but he's been buried on the bench with Thibodeau running a tight rotation and playing his starters big minutes.
Jan 1 - 10:19 AM

Shabazz Muhammad was a healthy DNP-CD on Sunday.

Muhammad re-signed with the Wolves this summer for one year at $1.6 million, but he's fallen out of the rotation lately with zero points and two DNPs in his past five games. Tom Thibodeau runs a tight rotation so there's no reason to think Muhammad's situation will improve.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 10:48:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad scored 10 points with five rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in just 11 minutes of action on Friday.

Nemanja Bjelica (sprained foot) was out tonight, but as usual Tom Thibodeau continues to deploy a top-heavy rotation -- all of his starters are averaging at least 31.2 minutes (Taj Gibson), while none of his bench guys are above 17.2 minutes (Jamal Crawford). Shabazz belongs on the wire in the vast majority of leagues.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad will return to the bench on Friday vs. the Thunder.

Jimmy Butler (illness) is returning from a two-game absence and there's no word of any restrictions, so it's time to evaluate other waiver wire options if you picked up Muhammad.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 06:24:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad made another fill-in start on Wednesday but had just four points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

Minnesota was destroyed in transition on Tuesday and the Pistons did it again tonight, outscoring the Wolves 24-0 on fastbreak points. Muhammad scored 14 points in his first start but he went just 1-of-9 from the field tonight, and he's nothing more than a DFS punt play if Butler misses more games.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad started at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, scoring 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes.

Jimmy Butler was a late scratch with an illness, but chances are he'll be ready to roll on Wednesday vs. Detroit. If he's not, Muhammad will be a decent source of points, but he's a one-trick pony and doesn't bring much to the table in the other categories.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad will start for Jimmy Butler against the Pacers on Tuesday.

Muhammad only played eight minutes on Sunday because Butler logged 39 minutes, so he'll be getting a massive uptick. You can bet Andrew Wiggins will play both wing spots, which means Jamal Crawford should be getting a heavy dose of minutes in this game. The smart money is on Crawford closing, too.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 07:50:00 PM

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