7 players the Minnesota Timberwolves signed past their prime

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II: Forbes Unfortunate 500

When the Minnesota Timberwolves signed free agent veteran shooting guard Bryn Forbes, it was glaringly obvious that he was a tried-and-true player who had a recent history with new Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly. You see, Forbes had filled a niche role for the Denver Nuggets, and the Timberwolves needed that same niche role filled on the Timberwolves roster.

Well, it’s pretty safe to say that Forbes never delivered on those expectations.

One year earlier, Forbes was an ideal niche player for the Denver Nuggets. He signed a modest one-year contract and delivered with 8.6 points per game and 41.0 percent shooting from the perimeter.  Those are the types of numbers that NBA personnel executives love to see.

This is exactly the reason why, when he hired on with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a long career with the Denver Nuggets, new President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly signed Forbes in the hope of recapturing some of the prior year’s magic for the Timberwolves.

Not only did he not hold par with his career averages, but Bryn Forbes suddenly lost the ability to score on his long-range shots. No offense and no defense translated into no reason to keep him on the roster.