|Friday, June 27
Cassell will play at both guard spots for Minnesota
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Cassell, 33, averaged 19.7 points per game for the Bucks last season, his 10th year in the league. He became expendable for Milwaukee when the Bucks acquired veteran Gary Payton from Seattle last season.
"We want to put players on the floor, and that's what Sammy is," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said.
The Timberwolves expect Cassell to play alongside current point guard Troy Hudson as well as to relieve Hudson at the point.
Johnson, 35, averaged 2.2 points per game last year for the Bucks as a backup.
Smith missed 26 games to injuries last season for the Wolves, his eighth year in the league. He averaged 7.5 points and five rebounds per game.
"Joe Smith gives us a talented, athletic and experienced big man," general manager Ernie Grunfeld said on the Bucks' Web site. "He gives us versatility up front by being able to play all the front-court positions."
Peeler, Minnesota's all-time 3-point field goal leader, averaged 7.7 points per game last season.