Minnesota Timberwolves

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  • Tyrone Wallace
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have claimed Tyrone Wallace off waivers.

    Wallace had his moments with the Clippers last season and will look to take another step forward on a Wolves team without the same level of backcourt depth. He's someone to at least know in 20-team formats but we're not expecting much.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-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

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Tyus Jones has reached an agreement on an offer sheet with the Grizzlies, per Shams Charania.

    Jones' agency told Malika Andrews of ESPN that the deal would be three years and $28 million. The Grizzlies just lost Delon Wright for two second-round picks so adding another point guard to back up Ja Morant would be a solid move. Jones has been stifled in Minnesota, consistently being put third on the depth chart without being given many opportunities to develop in real game situations beyond filling in when others are injured. The Wolves added Shabazz Napier to the backcourt but could still decide to match this offer sheet with Jones now looking like the leader of the second unit.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, 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.

  • Jaylen Nowell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jaylen Nowell (right quad contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's Summer League game.

    It'll be Nowell's second straight absence but the issue is not expected to impact him for long.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-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

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Keita Bates-Diop paced the Wolves in Friday's win over the Cavs, posting 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three triples and a steal.

    Bates-Diop had the looks of a potential help at the forward spots last season but was buried while Tom Thibodeau was at the helm. He should find more work this year with Ryan Saunders calling the shots, and if the Wolves can remake their roster as they'd like then KBD will have a real chance at a solid rotation job.

  • Jaylen Nowell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jaylen Nowell (right quad contusion) will miss Friday's Summer League contest.

    Nowell can bring the goods as a scorer, so Minnesota's young guns will need someone else to step into the usage that the second-round pick leaves behind. Hopefully he returns before Summer League ends.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    After Robert Covington was reportedly dangled at the draft, ESPN's Brian Windhorst has heard that the Wolves could put him back on the market again if he proves healthy.

    Covington only played in 35 games last season after being hampered by a right knee bone bruise that eventually required surgery. All those years of huge minutes finally caught up to him, though there's little question that he is an elite 3-and-D option in the league. If he does prove healthy then Minnesota, who are reportedly looking to revamp the team around Karl-Anthony Towns, could find that Covington returns a nice package in any potential deal.

    Source: ESPN

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal and will be headed to the Wolves in a sign-and-trade.

    Layman was a restricted free agent but got crowded out on the wings with Portland adding Kent Bazemore and re-signing Rodney Hood. He's coming off a career year, setting career-highs across the board while emerging as a quality rotation presence for the Blazers. Layman figures to play a similar depth role for the Wolves and will only be a deep-league asset.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Noah Vonleh
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the Wolves and Noah Vonleh agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal.

    Vonleh enters a good situation as he will battle newly-signed Jordan Bell for the starting PF spot. Even if Vonleh comes off the bench, he should see solid minutes as a backup PF/C off the bench. We'll see how the frontcourt shakes out after Karl-Anthony Towns as the offseason wears on.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Wolves, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million. Bell's upside was always obvious but he kept getting leapfrogged in Golden State due to lapses in focus and oscillating effort levels. This is a nice upside play for Minnesota, who will see if Bell can hack it as a power forward or backup center in the long-term as they try to rebuild the team to complement Karl-Anthony Towns. Bell's per-minute defensive numbers highlight an easy path to fantasy value, so he's a name to remember depending on how Minnesota sorts out its frontcourt rotation.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Treveon Graham, included in Sunday's D'Angelo Russell deal, will be traded to the Wolves, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Graham is an affordable 3-and-D piece that is not just a throw-in. He won't be much of a fantasy player but getting a hard-working defender who can knock down his threes is a tidy piece of work for Minnesota, who is looking to retool their roster under a new president.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Warriors will send Shabazz Napier, Treveon Graham and cash to the Wolves according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Napier and Graham were included in Sunday's blockbuster sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell. There's some irony in the Wolves picking up the extra pieces considering they were so intent on acquiring Russell, and adding Napier may affect their pursuit of other point guards on the open market as well as their potential re-signing of Tyus Jones. There doesn't figure to be much fantasy value here anyway.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Wolves have "inquired" about Delon Wright.

    It was reported earlier today that the Mavs are interested in Wright, and it appears that his market is picking up as big fish are picked off the free agent board. Minnesota is in the market for some long-term answers at point guard and Wright would be a versatile addition if they could swing it.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter