July 18, 2019, 12:31 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid has signed a multi-year deal with the Wolves.
Reid was originally expected to sign a two-way deal, and this might be the fastest conversion to a standard contract ever. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic is reporting that it is a four-year deal worth a max of $6.1 million, with a full guarantee on the first season. Reid averaged 12.5 points, 4.7 boards and 2.0 assists in just 18.3 mpg at Summer League and looked like one of the better big men at the Vegas circuit. The Wolves are obviously set at center in the long term, but Reid could definitely emerge as the backup with a little more seasoning.
Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
July 15, 2019, 10:52 pmKelan MartinSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kelan Martin led the Wolves in their 92-95 loss against the Grizzlies on Monday with 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting while adding three 3-pointers, five rebounds and an assist.
Martin helped the Wolves claw back into the game with a big third quarter, but the team just fell flat. He was by far the best player on the Wolves tonight, but it's still uncertain as to whether or not tonight's performance was enough to push him onto an NBA team to start next season.
July 15, 2019, 10:51 pmKeita Bates-DiopSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, an assist and a 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Wolves.
Bates-Diop was outplayed by his fellow benchmates in this one, but nailed a clutch 3-pointer to bring the Wolves within a single possession late in the fourth. He's struggled with consistency which is why it'll be hard to envision him having an impactful role to start next season.
July 15, 2019, 10:50 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid scored eight points on 3-of-13 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, two dimes, a steal and a block in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Reid has been fairly impressive throughout the Summer League, but tonight he just couldn't buy a bucket. The silver lining is that he had the best plus-minus (plus-0) out of all the starters.
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 14, 2019, 10:08 pmKeita Bates-DiopSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop was quiet on Sunday night as he was limited to chipping in five points on 2-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, two assist, one 3-pointer and one steal in 23 minutes.
He did have to deal with a bit of foul trouble (four fouls) but this line was a bit of a letdown after his 17-point game on July 5th. KBD needs to work on his consistency, if he's to emerge with deep-league fantasy value in 2019-20.
July 14, 2019, 9:58 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid played the role of Alpha for the Wolves in Sunday's Summer League win over the Nets, dropping 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 6-for-6 from the line.
Reid also hit two treys, grabbed six rebounds and swatted three shots to come up with a well-rounded two-way game. Speaking of which, the big man is on a two-way deal with them, so it's a good thing to see him put up an impressive effort like this one in Vegas.
July 14, 2019, 12:53 amKelan MartinF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kelan Martin scored 23 points (8-of-14 shooting) with five 3-pointers in Saturday’s 108-82 win over the Mavs in Summer League.
Martin also added five rebounds and a block. He’s been playing with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany after a successful four-year college career at Belmont. It’s unlikely that Martin turned enough heads to give himself strong NBA odds this season, but he’s certainly trying to close with a bang. The Wolves are one of the final four teams left standing in Vegas, so Martin will have at least one more chance at producing.
July 12, 2019, 6:38 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have announced the signing of Jordan Bell.
It's believed to be a one-year deal for $1.6 million. Bell will try and rehab his value after falling out of favor in Golden State, and he's an intriguing name to remember given his per-minute production and what is likely to be an expanded role on a retooling Wolves squad. There's a lot of opportunity at the power forward spot, and if Bell can earn the lion's share of minutes there is definite standard-league potential.
Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
July 10, 2019, 9:20 pmJordan McLaughlinG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin filled the stat-sheet in Wednesday's narrow win against the Heat, posting 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.
McLaughlin spent last season in the G-league with the Nets' affiliate, and is looking to make training camp with the Wolves this time around. A performance like this will certainly help that cause, but he doesn't figure to make the roster.
July 10, 2019, 9:10 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid was big in Wednesday's win against the Heat, double-doubling with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go with four assists, a steal and a block.
The undrafted big man hasn't made the biggest impression in Summer League, but this performance reminded of his solid play at LSU. Reid doesn't figure to make Minnesota's roster to start the season but should play well in the G-league.
July 10, 2019, 12:38 amTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota is declining to match Tyus Jones' offer sheet from the Grizzlies.
This likely puts Jones into Delon Wright's vacated backup point guard spot behind Ja Morant based on the investment (three years, $28 million). If Morant starts slowly or misses time, Jones would be a must-add, but otherwise he's probably just an assists and steals streamer looking at something like 20 minutes per game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 8:56 amShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves announced on Monday that the team has acquired Shabazz Napier, Treveon Graham and other considerations from the Warriors in exchange for the rights to Lior Eliyahu.
Napier and Graham were part of the blockbuster sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell. Napier could very well earn the backup job if the Wolves decide not to match the offer sheet Tyus Jones has signed with the Grizzlies. This was simply a salary dump for the Warriors as Eliyahu, who was acquired by the Wolves via trade with the Rockets back in 2012, is not expected to join the team any time soon.
July 8, 2019, 10:26 pmNoah VonlehPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
It was announced Monday that Noah Vonleh has been officially signed by the Wolves.
The ninth pick in the 2014 draft, Vonleh joins his fifth team going into his sixth season. He was quite a surprise at times this past year on the Knicks as he set career highs in almost every category. Vonleh could get near-starter's minutes if the ball bounces his way this fall, especially if Robert Covington is moved as has been speculated.
July 8, 2019, 10:17 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have officially acquired Jake Layman in a sign-and-trade deal with the Blazers for the rights to Bojan Dubljevic.
Layman emerged as a helpful waiver-wire pickup last season for a stretch or two and he earned a nice contract. Unfortunately for him, the Wolves have a lot of young wings they will likely play over Layman. It would take another transaction or some injuries for Layman to receive enough minutes to draft in fantasy next season.