Wolves release Antonio Daniels

Posted on October 23rd, 2009 – 4:34 PM
By Jerry Zgoda

With his agent unable to find a suitable trade for his client, the Wolves today reached a modest contract buyout with and requested waivers on veteran guard Antonio Daniels, who told David Kahn the week before training camp that he preferred to play elsewhere.

That elsewhere could be a contender like Cleveland.

Since Daniels was acquired primarily in a salary-cap bookkeeping deal that shed Darius Songaila’s contract, Kahn agreed to let his agent find another deal. Daniels stayed home when the team reported to training camp in Mankato nearly a month ago.

Daniels had one season left on his contract, at $6.6 million. Hopeful he could sign one more significant contract before he retires, he didn’t want to play for a rebuilding Wolves team where, unless there was an injury, he’d play little behind Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions.

Veteran center Mark Blount is in the same situation. Expect a similar result with him soon.

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