Goodbye, Antonio Daniels

Posted on September 25th, 2009 – 6:08 PM
By Jerry Zgoda

Newly acquired Antonio Daniels has been given permission to find a trade to another team where the veteran guard can play more and if he can’t, the Wolves and the former New Orleans Hornet already have agreed to a buyout of his expiring $6.6 million contract.

The Wolves now will search for another point guard who can provide depth behind Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions.

Daniels met with David Kahn Thursday and express his desire to play elsewhere. Daniels, 34, hopes to land one more sizable NBA contract and didn’t figure he’d get enough playing time behind Flynn and Sessions to do so.

So both he and veteran center Mark Blount — who has been given similar permission — won’t be there when training camp opens Tuesday in Mankato.

The Wolves dealt Bobby Brown and Darius Songaila to New Orleans for Daniels earlier this month to rid themselves of the remaining two seasons on Songaila’s contract and give them more salary-cap room come next summer.

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