Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Eddie Griffin waived

The Timberwolves waived Eddie Griffin on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-10 Griffin appeared in just 13 games for the Wolves this season and had not played since Dec. 13, a span of 42 games.

“It was time for both parties – Eddie and the Timberwolves – to move on,” Wolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale said in a statement. “It just didn't work out for Eddie here in Minnesota.”

Regarding the remainer of his contract:
McHale declined further comment to the media on Tuesday night, but alluded in his statement that the team reached a financial settlement with Griffin to nullify the contract, which had one more season remaining.

“He will be a free agent next year and we do not have any further financial obligations regarding Eddie's contract,” McHale said.