Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally announced their Summer League roster and it includes three of the Timberwolves' draft picks from the 2013 NBA Draft, their lone selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, a player who was on the Wolves' roster a year ago as well as some players with some interesting story lines heading into this Las Vegas Summer League.
Without any further ado, here's the roster...
The most notable on that list are the Wolves' two first-round draft picks: center Gorgui Dieng (21st overall in 2013 Draft) and guard-forward Shabazz Muhammad (14th overall in 2013 Draft). Another selection in the 2013 NBA Draft for the Wolves will be on the team: Lorenzo Brown (52nd overall). Minnesota's 2012 NBA Draft lone selection Robbie Hummel (58th overall) will also play for the Wolves. He spent 2012-13 playing overseas in Spain, with the Wolves desperate for long-range shooting it's possible he could make the roster--but remains to be quite a longshot.
Chris Johnson played for Minnesota's Summer League last season and he'll do that again this year. The difference? Last summer he didn't have a guaranteed contract worth just under $1million for 2013-14. He could make the roster as a third-string center behind Peković and rookie Dieng.
Marqus Blakely, Othyus Jeffers and Solomon Jones have played for various NBA D-League teams as well as brief stints with various NBA teams.
Minnesota's lone rookie last season, Alexey Shved, will not play for the Wolves' Summer League squad. Shved is playing for the Russian National Team later this summer
Mychel Thompson is the son of former NBA-er Mychal Thompson and the brother of Golden State's Klay Thompson. Luke Sikma played for Minnesota's Summer League in 2012 and he is the son of Wolves assistant coach Jack Sikma.
The Wolves' first game is on July 13th vs. the NBDL Select Team. However, the first televised game (on NBATV) will be on July 16th vs. Miami.
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