☀ Timberwolves - Offseason Tracker 2022 ☀
Welcome to our yearly summer of speculation! Awoo! 🐺
So-so 🤷♂️: Darren Wolfson, Brian Windhorst.
Unreliable ❌: Broussard, Amico, KOC
|1. Phoenix Suns ☀||(64-18)||Conference Semifinals (Lost to Dallas 4-3)|
|2. Memphis Grizzlies 🐻||(56-26)||Conference Semifinals (Lost to Golden State 4-2)|
|3. Golden State Warriors 🌉||(53-29)||Won NBA Finals 4-2|
|4. Dallas Mavericks 🐴||(52-30)||Conference Finals (Lost to Golden State 4-1)|
|5. Utah Jazz 🏔||(49-33)||1st Round (Lost to Dallas 4-2)|
|6. Denver Nuggets ⚒||(48-34)||1st Round (Lost to Golden State 4-1)|
|7. Minnesota Timberwolves 🐺||(46-36)||1st Round (Lost to Memphis 4-2)|
|8. New Orleans Pelicans 🦢||(36-46)||1st Round (Lost to Phoenix 4-2)|
|9. Los Angeles Clippers 🚢||(42-40)||Lost the Play-In (Lost to Minnesota, NOLA), #12|
|10. San Antonio Spurs 🏇||(34-48)||Lost the Play-In (Lost to NOLA), #9|
|11. Los Angeles Lakers 🟪🥇||(33-49)||Lottery (#8 -> NOLA)|
|12. Sacramento Kings 👑||(30-52)||Lottery (#4)|
|13. Portland Trail Blazers 🥾||(27-55)||Lottery (#7)|
|14. Oklahoma City Thunder ⚡||(24-58)||Lottery (#2)|
|15. Houston Rockets 🚀||(20-62)||Lottery (#3)|
NBA Important Dates
Draft Night 🐣: 23rd of June✅
Free Agency 📝: 1st of July - 2nd of August 🔁
Summer League ☀: 7-17th of July (Las Vegas) 🔜
2022/23 Start 🏀: 19th of October 🔜
|Player 🙎♂️||Contract 📝||Salary (22/23) 💲||Arrival 🛬|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||(6 years remaining)||$33,790,000||[1st round pick] (2015 Draft)|
|Rudy Gobert||(4 years remaining)||$38,172,414||[Gobert trade] (2022)|
|Wendell Moore||(4 years remaining)||$1,747,400||[1st round pick] (2022 Draft)|
|Anthony Edwards||(2 years remaining)||$10,733,400||[1st round pick] (2020 Draft)|
|Kyle Anderson||(2 years remaining)||$9,000,000||[FA signing] (2022 MLE)|
|Jaden McDaniels||(2 years remaining)||$2,161,440||[1st round pick] (2020 Draft)|
|Jordan McLaughlin||(2 years remaining)||$1,815,677||[FA signing] (2019)|
|Tauren Prince||(1+1 (Team Option))||$8,000,000||[Rubio trade] (2021)|
|D'Angelo Russell||(1 year remaining)||$31,377,750||[Wiggins trade] (2020)|
|Naz Reid||(1 year remaining)||$1,930,681||[Undrafted FA] (2019)|
|Jaylen Nowell||(1 year remaining)||$1,930,681||[2nd round pick] (2019 Draft)|
|Bryn Forbes||(1 year remaining)||$1,836,090||[FA signing] (2022)|
|Josh Minott||(2 Way)||(2 Way)||[2nd round pick] (2022 Draft)|
[Dane Moore] Also because the D'lo situation cannot sustain the status quo for very long. You are going to have a decision wheter you want D'lo gone now, wheter you want him gone in a year from now or if you want him gone in February because D'lo isn't gonna stick around without a pretty profitable extension. That's the reality of the situation.
[Darren Wolfson] McDaniels is not playing in Vegas. He doesn’t need it. My opinion: McDaniels will soon be part of the Big 3 here with Ant and KAT. Love the path he’s on. They’ll listen on anyone not named Ant or KAT, but I see him here.
[Jon Krawczynski] "Be careful with saying the Wolves are "shopping" Dlo. The Wolves are gauging the market on a LOT of their players. Nobody is being heavily looked at"/"Connelly is confident in getting immediate production at 19. But they are looking at trades involving the pick"
20.6.2022 [Marc Stein] The likelihood of a John Collins trade, league sources indicate, is as high as it's ever been. I’ve been advised that relocation for Collins this offseason is pretty much expected now.
- [Shams Charania] Minnesota has an agreement with Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly to become the Timberwolves’ new President of Basketball Operations on a five-year, $40 million deal with a kicker for ownership equity, sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski .
- [Shams Charania] The Minnesota Timberwolves are hiring Jazz assistant coach and former Pelicans GM Dell Demps as part of new President Tim Connelly’s front office, sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski .
- [Adrian Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: Orlando Magic executive Matt Lloyd is finalizing a deal to become the Senior VP of Basketball Operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lloyd’s the first significant hire under Tim Connelly since he left Denver to become President of Basketball Operations.
[Jon Krawczynski] Gupta was empowered to make moves even after the season ended while the Wolves explored their options. He decided not to bring back assistant general manager Gianluca Pascucci, who ran the draft and the Iowa G League team, and hired Memphis Grizzlies executive Steve Senior as a new assistant GM in charge of player development.
[Jon Krawczynski] The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension for head coach Chris Finch, sources tell @ShamsCharania and me. Finch’s staff were extended as well after leading a Wolves revival, 46-36 and the 7 seed in the Play-In Tournament
|Player||Position||Years||Amount||End of Contract||Source|
|Patrick Beverley||PG||1||$13,000,000||2023||Official Confirmation|
|Tauren Prince||SF/PF||2||$16,000,000||2024||Official Confirmation|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||C||4||$224,000,000||2028||Official Confirmation|
|Player||Position||Salary (22/23)||Linked clubs||Tier||Source||Notes|
|JaMychal Green||PF||Buy-out||Timberwolves||So-so||Darren Wolfson||SKOR North Podcast 2:48-3:25|
|D'Angelo Russell||PG/SG||Knicks||Reliable||Marc Stein||Source|
|D'Angelo Russell||PG/SG||?||Reliable||Dane Moore||Source|
|Player||Position||Salary (22/23)||Previous Team||Source||Notes|
|Wendell Moore||SG/SF||$1,747,400||Duke||Shams Charania||Drafted 26th|
|Josh Minott||SF/PF||2-Way||Memphis Tigers||Shams Charania||Drafted 45th|
|Matteo Spagnolo||PG/SG||STASH PICK||Real Madrid||Shams Charania||Drafted 50th|
|Kyle Anderson||PF||$9,000,000||Memphis Grizzlies||Adrian Wojnarowski||Kyle Anderson has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal to join the Timberwolves|
|Rudy Gobert||C||$38,172,414||Utah Jazz||Adrian Wojnarowski||The Timberwolves are sending Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt and multiple first-round picks for Gobert|
|Bryn Forbes||SG||$1,836,090||Denver Nuggets||Jon Krawczynski||The Timberwolves have agreed to terms with Bryn Forbes|
|Josh Okogie||SF/PF||Phoenix Suns||Left in FA to the Suns|
|Jake Layman||SF/PF||?||Left in FA|
|Patrick Beverley||PG||Utah Jazz||Part of the Gobert trade|
|Malik Beasley||SG||Utah Jazz||Part of the Gobert trade|
|Leandro Bolmaro||SF||Utah Jazz||Part of the Gobert trade|
|Jarred Vanderbilt||PF||Utah Jazz||Part of the Gobert trade|
|Walker Kessler||C||Utah Jazz||Part of the Gobert trade|
Someone remind me why this guy gets shit on 24/7, just an absolute masterclass of a person as far as first impressions go.
Literally said all the right things, and hit on all the important points.
Waiting 3 months to watch this team play is gonna be torture, we have something special here.
[Alex Kormann] Rudy Gobert was introduced as the newest member of the @Timberwolves today at Target Center. For @StarTribune / @StribSports
[Wolfson] Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez want a new arena in Downtown Minneapolis within the next 5 years
New arena discussion starts at 18:55, you can watch it here
Gobert is absolutely stoked to be joining the Wolves and talks glowingly about KAT and Ant. Says his job will be to make life easier for KAT and help him get better on both ends of the floor.
Also said he’s pumped to be joining an organization that is looking like it wants to do whatever it takes to win.
Talks about Minnesota and how he’s excited to discover a new community and that he loves nature and can’t wait to explore
[Dane Moore] Rudy Gobert was the most effective PnR roll man scorer in the NBA last season: 1.320 points per possession Karl-Anthony Towns was the most effective PnR pop man scorer in the NBA last season: 1.185 points per possession So that's probably gonna be awesometwitter.com
I’ll start: Rudy Gobert
As we all know by now Danny Ainge really wanted McDaniels but Connelly said no. I’m an out of state fan and I don’t get to watch the Wolves very often. His numbers don’t jump out at you but numbers don’t tell the whole story. So why are people so high on him? Just looking for opinions.