Jul
09

On To The Next One: Greg Stiemsma

Apr 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma (34) dunks as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) looks on during the second half at the AT&T Center. The Timberwolves won 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma is now represented by Priority Sports & Entertainment. Photo Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma has done his fair share of traveling.  Since leaving the University of Wisconsin after playing four years at the school, Stiemsma was a nomad playing for a variety of teams abroad.  He played for a couple of teams in both Turkey and South Korea with some stints in the D-League mixed in between.  Eventually, he found a home with the Boston Celtics, but in August 2012 ventured off to play for the Timberwolves.

Stiemsma signed a 2-year, $5.27 million deal with the Timberwolves; however, his guaranteed salary for the 2013-14 season may be eliminated by the team if they choose to decline their option for the forthcoming season.  If the Timberwolves keep Stiemsma, he will be paid more than $2 million for the season.

Meanwhile, Stiemsma has picked up new representation.  He was formerly represented by Chicago, Illinois-based basketball agent Mike Naiditch.  He is now represented by Priority Sports & Entertainment.  Should the Timberwolves opt not to pick up their option on Stiemsma, Priority Sports will be responsible to find and negotiate his next deal and earn a commission therefrom.