Ashton Hagans waived by Timberwolves after violating G League COVID-19 protocols
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Ashton Hagans waived by Timberwolves after violating G League COVID-19 protocols

Jack Pilgrim10 months


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Former Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans has been waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves after being suspended for violating health and safety protocols inside the NBA G League bubble.

Hagans was one of five players suspended on the Iowa Wolves – Minnesota’s G League affiliate – on Feb. 10, with the franchise also being fined $10,000 for the violation. Hagans, along with Iowa’s Charlie Brown, Jaylen Johnson, Ade Murkey and Dakarai Tucker were each suspended two games and had their pay docked for the time they missed.

Prior to Hagans’ brief time in the G League bubble down in Orlando, FL, the former Wildcat appeared in two games for the Timberwolves, failing to accumulate stats in either contest. He was signed to a two-way contract back on Nov. 28 after going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.

As a sophomore at Kentucky in 2019-20, Hagans averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per contest, earning SEC All-Defensive Team honors in the process. The former Wildcat was also named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year back in 2019.

Now, Hagans will have to find a new home as he continues his professional basketball career.

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