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Minnesota Timberwolves waive Lazar Hayward

Just a week after signing him, the T-Wolves have waived third-year forward Lazar Hayward.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Lazar Hayward, the team announced Sunday afternoon. The move comes just one week after Hayward signed with Minnesota, bringing the Timberwolves' roster count back down to 14 players.

With injuries impacting Minnesota's depth on the wings, the T-Wolves brought in Hayward on Dec. 31 to alleviate some of those issues. He struggled in two games with Minnesota after signing, though, recording just two points on 0-for-2 shooting with two rebounds and two assists over 12 total minutes of playing time.

For Hayward, it's the second time that Minnesota has gotten rid of him during his three-year career. After spending his rookie year with the T-Wolves in 2010-11, Hayward was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he played sparingly during the 2011-12 season.

Over 70 career games, Hayward has averaged just 8.2 minutes per game, proving to be little more than a garbage time player. A career 35 percent shooter from the floor, he averages just 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game for his career.

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