MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves signed free agents Jason Collier, Brandon Kurtz, Quincy Lewis and Keith McLeod on Friday.
Collier, who was selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000 draft, averaged 2.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 8.0 minutes a game in 13 contests for the Houston Rockets last season. The center played for Houston for three years.
Kurtz averaged 10.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 23.2 minutes a game in splitting 47 contests between the National Basketball Development League's Greenville Groove and Asheville Altitude in 2002. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound forward has played professionally in Turkey, Italy and the United States Basketball League.
Lewis, a product of the University of Minnesota, averaged 9.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 19.0 minutes in five games for the Wolves' entry at the 2003 Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward averaged 12.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 127 games during his four-year collegiate career at Minnesota.
McLeod played for Livorno in the Italian A-League last season. At Bowling Green University he averaged 17.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.59 steals per game. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound guard was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press and Mid-American Conference Player of the Year as a senior.
The four players, along with Mark Madsen and first-round draft pick Ndudi Ebi, will begin training camp on Tuesday at the Timberwolves practice facility. Players with four or more years of service will report on Thursday for Media Day.
The Timberwolves will open their full training camp on Friday at St. John's University.
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