The Minnesota Timberwolves say they have given veteran guard Antonio Daniels permission to seek a trade. If Daniels and his agent cannot work out a deal, the Timberwolves will buy him out.

Daniels is in the final year of his deal that will pay him $6.6 million this season. He was acquired from New Orleans in a trade for Darius Songaila earlier this month that gives the Wolves more salary cap flexibility for 2010.

The Timberwolves are rebuilding this season and committed to playing younger players Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions in the backcourt. Team president David Kahn says he knows Daniels wants playing time and "the opportunity for Antonio to play would have been unlikely."

The Timberwolves made a similar deal with center Mark Blount earlier this week.