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NBA News: Amundson Signs With Timberwolves, Not Knicks

By Jason Van Hoven - Posted: 09/24/12 09:09PM UTC
Louis Amundson

Amundson was a key reserve in the Pacers' success last season. (Photo: Facebook / pacers)

Unrestricted free agent forward Louis Amundson, whom the New York Knicks were considering signing, will sign a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Chris Tommasson of FOX Sports.

"Source says Lou Amundson is in Minnesota now ready to sign his deal and will be with TWolves for start of camp," Tommasson tweeted.

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Amundson will most likely face an uphill battle for playing time as the Timberwolves have Nikola Pekovic, Greg Stiemsma, Kevin Love and Derrick Williams fortifying power forward and center positions.

Amundson played with the Indiana Pacers last season in a key reserve role that helped the team achieve a three-seed in the playoffs with a 42-24 record in the lockout-shortened season. In 60 regular season games, he didn't start any of them, but managed to average 3.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. In 11 playoffs games against both the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, he averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

The Knicks had been evaluating Amundson, who was contemplating offers overseas to play basketball, as a backup at the power forward position behind Amare Stoudemire. Should he have signed with New York, he probably would have received a one-year deal similar to the one he received with the Timberwolves.

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