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Timberwolves exile rookie from induction program

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The Minnesota Timberwolves saw their first-round draft Shabazz Muhammad sent home from the NBA rookie transition program.

Muhammad was told to leave the four-day seminar, designed to allow young players and overseas arrivals adapt to the NBA before entering it, because he bought a female visitor to his room.

According to nba.com, the rules state that players are required to get approval from officials of the program before receiving any guests.

The 21-year-old will reportedly also be fined for the incident, and will have to take the program next year if he wants to play in the NBA.

The 6ft 6in shooting guard was picked 14th overall by the Timberwolves having played one season at UCLA, but the Minnesota president, Flip Saunders has backed the decision to send him home.

Saunders said the team "fully supports" the call made by the officials.


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