LONG ISLAND (March 30, 2019) – Long Island Nets forward Mitch Creek has signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The call-up is the sixth in Long Island Nets history, the third for the team this season and the second for Creek.
In 41 games (32 starts) for Long Island during the regular season, Creek averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest while shooting 55.2 percent from the field. He scored in double figures in 33 games and posted 20 or more points 11 times. The Australia native also appeared in one playoff game for the Nets, recording a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes in Long Island’s Eastern Conference Semifinals victory over the Raptors 905 on March 29.
After originally joining Long Island as an affiliate player, Creek signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 25, followed by a second 10-day with Brooklyn on Feb. 4. He appeared in four games for Brooklyn, recording averages of 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 8.9 minutes per contest while shooting 50.0 percent from the field. Creek scored a career-high eight points (3-of-5 FG) with a career-high-tying five rebounds and a career-high four assists in 15 minutes on Feb. 4 vs. Milwaukee. He rejoined Long Island on Feb. 7 when he was released from his second 10-day with Brooklyn.