Wolves sign Lou Amundsen 26 Sep 12

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed free-agent forward/center Lou Amundson. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Lou is an active defender and rebounder who will give us plenty of hustle and energy when he is on the floor,” said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. “We feel Lou is a good complement to our existing roster.”

Amundson, 29, is a six-year NBA veteran who spent the 2011-12 season with Indiana, averaging 3.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 60 games. In 288 career games (7 starts), the 6-9 forward/center has averages of 4.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game. His best season came in 2009-10 with the Phoenix Suns when he finished with averages of 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. In addition to playing for Indiana and Phoenix (2008-10), Amundson also saw action for Philadelphia for parts of  the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, and played in one game for Utah in 2006-07. He has appeared in a total of 29 playoffs games for Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana, averaging 2.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.

Amundson began his professional career in 2006-07 with the Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League, where he averaged 11.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 games. He was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year and to the NBA D-League First Team.

Amundson was not drafted by an NBA team after finishing his four-year collegiate career at Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), where he averaged 7.2 points, on .535 shooting, and 5.6 rebounds in 120 games. As a senior in 2005-06, Amundson averaged 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds.

Lou Amundson NBA Statistics

 

 

 

 

FIELD GOALS

3-POINT FG

FREE THROWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Team

G

MIN

FG

FGA

PCT

FG

FGA

PCT

FT

FTA

PCT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

PTS

AVG

06-07

UTA/PHI

11

89

6

15

.400

0

0

—-

4

10

.400

28

1

1

8

16

1.5

07-08

PHI

16

64

8

16

.500

0

0

—-

2

7

.286

12

0

1

1

18

1.1

08-09

PHX

76

1044

134

250

.536

0

1

.000

53

120

.442

270

28

32

65

321

4.2

09-10

PHX

79

1168

152

276

.551

0

1

.000

67

123

.545

346

31

24

73

371

4.7

10-11

GS

46

691

83

183

.454

0

0

—-

34

87

.391

185

17

14

33

200

4.3

11-12

IND

60

753

89

207

430

0

0

—-

35

82

.427

222

14

27

44

213

3.5

Totals

C

288

3809

472

947

.498

0

2

.000

195

429

.455

1063

91

99

224

1139

4.0