Dio takes a look at how the international class performed in Vegas
October 25, 2019, 10:45 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie played 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, contributing 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.
Okogie shot a scorching 5-for-6 from the field in this one – an impressive yet unsustainable clip. That said, if his defensive prowess can earn him a consistent minutes load Okogie could have some value as someone for the end of your roster with upside.
October 24, 2019, 2:24 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie only played 14 minutes on Wednesday night but was able to deliver 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Okogie saved his night at the charity stripe, going 6-of-8. He only attempted that many free throws twice all of last season, so don't expect that to continue. In that light this performance is a little more discouraging, especially given the playing time and bench role, but it is worth noting that Okogie was tasked with shutting down a red-hot Kyrie Irving on the game's last possession. He can defend like hell, and we'd expect his minutes to tick up as a result.
October 15, 2019, 11:03 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver came off the bench and dropped 15 points (7-for-14 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), four rebounds, three assists and one steal on the Pacers in 20 minutes in a win on Tuesday.
Culver's lines are looking respectable already with minutes in the low 20s. The 20-year-old will likely have some growing pains, but he looks like an all-around player to keep an eye on as the season gets underway. Josh Okogie also played 20 minutes off the bench and put up five points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
October 15, 2019, 6:31 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins is getting the start at shooting guard over Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers.
This is a very interesting development for the fantasy values of each. Culver is still worth a look in deep leagues as he can play the 1-3, but Okogie would take the biggest hit of the trio should this be the occurrence on opening night.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 1:10 amJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver scored 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers against the Warriors on Thursday.
Culver's four triples and defensive stats were huge, but he still has to battle out Josh Okogie (six points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal) and Jake Layman (17 points, two triples, four boards, an assist and two blocks). He's one of the most talented wings on this team, but whether or not it can translate into standard-league value is a big "if".
October 9, 2019, 12:23 amJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman drew the start at small forward on Tuesday and in 17 minutes he put up six points, six missed 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals, and Jarrett Culver (11 points and two steals in 25 minutes) started at the three in the second half.
The Wolves have a few options for their fifth starting job, including Layman, Culver and Josh Okogie (eight points and two steals in 25 minutes). None of those players are sure-fire standard league starters if the win the role, but it's a situation worth watching for streaming purposes at least.
September 8, 2019, 10:02 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie lead the way in Nigeria's 86-73 win over China, scoring 19 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Okogie has been solid in a leading role with Team Nigeria, and the reps he's getting should really pay dividens when he steps into a bigger role in Minnesota this season. Though he only finished outside the top-200 on the season, Okogie was top-140 through the last two months of the year, a ranking floated by his 2.2 combined defensive stats (1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks). The second year guard flashes some defensive upside and is worth taking a look at in the end of drafts in deep leagues.
September 2, 2019, 9:13 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie once again scored 18 points, this time with two rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes in a loss on Monday in FIBA World Cup play.
It was similar numbers to the previous game for Okogie, and it's an encouraging sign for his fantasy prospects as he is likely looking at extended minutes in his second season. The defensive stats and threes are exciting to see for a player that was mainly a steals streamer as a rookie. Luis Scola put up a 23 and 10 double-double for Argentina.
August 31, 2019, 7:40 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie put up 18 points, three rebounds, four assists, three triples, one steal and five turnovers as Nigeria lost to Russia 82-77.
Okogie led the team in minutes with 28 but the 20-year old could not do enough to stop the Russian veterans. Al-Farouq Aminu dropped 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and two triples in 26 minutes while Chimezie Metu of the Spurs scored 10 points with six rebounds and a block in 21 minutes off the bench.
July 22, 2019, 4:46 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie will join Al-Farouq Aminu in representing Nigeria at the FIBA World Cup.
Okogie broke the news Monday on Twitter. He will be playing with at least a few other current or former NBA players in China.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 5:07 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie (left ankle/shin contusion) is not facing a serious injury, though there's a chance that he sits out Monday's Summer League title game.
Okogie had played well throughout the summer schedule but sat out Sunday's semifinal game. The Wolves already have a good idea of what they have in him and there's no need to push him into action. Okogie is a deep-league source of cash counters but he could be worth a pickup depending on the validity of the rumors about Robert Covington's trade availability.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 8:08 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie paced the Wolves in Sunday's 90-66 drubbing of the Hawks, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, three blocks and a pair of 3-pointers.
Okogie only shot 4-of-12 from the field but he's getting some time as the lead dog in Summer League, which is nice for his long-term development. With Robert Covington looking healthy (though on the trade block), Okogie is only looking like a deep-league target this season.
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