August 30, 2019, 8:53 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver is projected to play some backup point guard as suggested by Coach Ryan Saunders.
Coach Ryan Saunders mentioned Jarrett Culver playing some point guard behind Jeff Teague and Shabazz Napier. Culver showed some potential as a playmaker in his sophomore season at Texas Tech by averaging 3.7 assists in 32.5 minutes per game. He generated much of his offense through the pick-and-roll and will look to continue to do so with the Wolves. His natural position is on the wing and will be playing most of his minutes behind Josh Okogie and Andrew Wiggins. He is currently only a deep-league target as he isn't likely to play major minutes but keep an eye out on his role during the preseason.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 4:57 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver is not expected to play in Summer League, according to Shams Charania.
The Wolves want Culver to get comfortable in the system before sending him out on the court, and his performance in Vegas was unlikely to sway any opinions about how he'll be deployed this upcoming season anyway. Culver is another victim of the ridiculous scheduling this year, as he was not officially a member of the Wolves until earlier this afternoon because of the personnel moratorium.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 5:15 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver (rest) will not play on Sunday.
Culver has yet to play in Summer League, which is disappointing, but at least he is not injured. He missed Friday's game as he was not yet a member of the Wolves, though he has now joined the team after a draft-night trade with the Suns has been made official. Look for him to emerge as a multi-positional defender that the Wolves will move around as they try and find an optimal alignment around Karl-Anthony Towns.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 9:20 pmJarrett CulverF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are expected to keep Jarrett Culver after selecting him 6th overall on Thursday night, but the team will be open-minded about trading anyone other than Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Wolves were aggressive in trying to move up into the top-4 of the draft but settled for the six spot. Minnesota is looking to change things up under new head honcho Gersson Rosas, and this report coupled with rumors of Robert Covington's availability paint the picture of the team potentially looking very different by opening night. It was reported that the Wolves were considering dealing the sixth pick while they were on the clock, but it looks as though Towns and Culver will be the foundation of Minnesota's next era. Everyone else is up for debate.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 8:15 pmJarrett CulverSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves traded their 11th pick and Dario Saric to select Jarret Culver with the 6th pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
The Wolves have drafted a second-team All-American, Big 12 Player of the Year and first-team All-Big 12. He led Texas Tech in points, rebounds, assists, field goals, 3s and free throws. Culver was the best player on the best defensive team in the league and his IQ on that end of the floor stands out along with the physical tools. He doesn't have explosive athleticism like Russell Westbrook, but he knows how to leverage his size over smaller defenders and plays well around the rim. There's some issues with his jump shot, but the positives he brings to the table outweigh that. He does the little things correctly and plays within his boundaries, which is a bit opposite of running mate Andrew Wiggins. There isn't much of a window for him to produce from a fantasy standpoint if Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington both stay on the team, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him have a solid role off the bench.
June 5, 2019, 3:23 pmJarrett CulverF, College
Jarrett Culver completed his workout with the Knicks on Wednesday.
Culver previously met with the Lakers and is slated to work out for the Cavs, Bulls and Suns. At this point it’s safe to assume that the gifted forward will be taken sometime within the first seven picks of the draft, and teams have to be in love with his defensive potential. His fantasy outlook will depend entirely on his landing spot, and fantasy GMs should probably be hoping that he ends up on a team that will not be adding major free agents into the mix so Culver’s development becomes a top priority.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
June 1, 2019, 4:53 pmJarrett CulverF, College
The Lakers are hosting Jarrett Culver for an individual workout on Saturday.
Culver figures to be on the board when the Lakers select at No. 4 overall (if they keep the pick), and the fact that he’s been tabbed as the team’s first individual workout is notable. He profiles as a top-level defender given his length and is coming off a season in which he was named Big 12 player of the year.
May 27, 2019, 10:46 pmJarrett CulverG, College
According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Jarret Culver will be drafted in the top seven in next month’s NBA Draft.
More specifically, the lowest he would be drafted is at pick seven by the Bulls. Culver is rumored to be in consideration to go as high as third to the Knicks. Deveney also reports that the Cavaliers would have considered him as high as second had they landed at that spot. It’s always possible that sources are getting this information out as part of a strategy, but it sounds like Culver is going to hear his name called quite early on draft night. Landing with the Cavs could give the former Red Raider a shot at a productive rookie season fantasy-wise.