Mitch Creek, a bulwark of the Long Island Nets title run, will be headed to the Timberwolves on a 10-day deal, according to several reports ... including some tweets from his teammates.
Jon Krawczynwski of The Athletic Minnesota first reported talks between the 6’6” Australian forward and the T’Wolves.
Severely shorthanded, Wolves are working on signing Mitch Creek from Long Island of the G League to a 10-day contract, sources tell @TheAthleticMIN. Creek is a 6-5 shooting guard avging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 30, 2019
Tahjere McCall followed up with a congratulatory tweet...
Congrats mate! Deserve it family @CreekMitchell— Tahjere McCall (@215tahj) March 30, 2019
The move, however, will be a blow to the Long Island Nets G League title hopes. He averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for Long Island, going for a double-double against Raptors 905 Friday night. Long Island plays the Lakeland Magic in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night in Uniondale.
Minnesota is the third NBA team that Creek, 26, has played for since last summer. He played for the Dallas Mavericks summer league team, then was signed by the Nets, who brought him for consecutive 10-days starting in late January.
Creek will play for the Australian national team in the FIBA World Cup this summer then rejoin Australia’s NBL next season unless he gets another NBA offer.
In other Long Island news, Theo Pinson finished second to Angel Delgado of the Agua Caliente, the Clippers affiliate, in the rookie of the year race. Delgado averaged 18.5 points and 14.3 rebounds, which led the G League.