MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a buyout with veteran guard Andre Miller.

The 17-year pro appeared in just 26 games this season averaging 3.4 points, on 62.1% shooting, and 2.2 assists.

The 39-year-old veteran was signed this offseason as a mentor to the young core of players, similar to Kevin Garnett and Tayshaun Prince.

The move now allows Miller to join a team that is contending for the playoffs. He needed to be waived by March 1 to be eligible to play in the postseason.

The Wolves have given rookie Tyus Jones more playing time at point guard behind Ricky Rubio since the All-Star break.

The team now has 14 players on their roster and the ability to add another player for this season if they choose.