The training camp in Minnesota will be very competitive

The first day of Minnesota Timberwolves training camp is about one month away. Teams use these two weeks to get their players on the same page. However, there are always a few players who sign training camp deals with teams hoping to prove their worth and sign up for the opening night roster. This is especially true for wolves this season. Five players will be looking to prove that they deserve a full-time place in the organization.

Timberwolves forward was recently signed CJ Elby and the center Luca Garza To view 10-day deals, the only players signed to such a deal so far are in the off-season.

Signing a 10-day offered contract means the player has been assigned to the team’s G-League company. The team that signed this player will be able to give it up without a ceiling hit. If they ceded a player who later signed with the G-League to the parent team, they could receive a contract bonus of up to $50,000.

Ultimately, Elleby and Garza will be with Timberwolves during training camp and pre-season. They will have a chance at either a standard contract or a two-way deal at the start of the season.

Elbei, 22, spent his first two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. Through 88 games played with the Blazers, Elleby put in 4.6 points per game, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 39% from the floor and 27.5% from three.

These numbers may not be remarkable to you, nor are they to me. However, Elleby does have some great jumps for being only 6’6″. He also sees the floor really well while attacking the paint. Elleby played a crucial role in rebuilding the Blazers last season. He started 28 games after not starting the previous season.

If the name Luca Garza He looks familiar, likely due to his impressive career in Iowa. During four seasons with the Hawkeyes, Garza scored 18.2 points per game and 7.3 rebounds on 55% of the floor and 35% of three in 127 games. Garza has won several awards, including National College Player of the Year for the 2020-21 season. He is also the best scorer in Iowa history.

Garza, 23, spent his rookie campaign with the Detroit Pistons and Motor City Cruise, the G-League subsidiary. Putting 5.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds on 45% of the floor and 33% of three for the cubes. Garza played 32 games for Detroit last season. However, this was not the place where he showed his best skills at the NBA level.

Garza spent just 16 games with the Motor City Cruise, averaging 20.6 points per game, 9.5 rebounds on 51% of the floor, and 32% of three.

The 6’10” behemoth poses a serious threat to all defenses. He weighs around 235 lbs, and although he appears to have been slimmer this season, he is still a burden to deal with. Not only can he dominate the painted area, but he can Also extending the floor is good for a person of his size.Spend training camp with Best three-point shot ever in Cities of Karl Anthony It would help a guy like Garza out in a big way.

Now that we’ve broken down the two 10-day Wolves team shows, what about the two-way players?

Timberwolves are signed forward Eric Paschall and guarding A.J. Lawson To bilateral contracts heading to the training camp. None of these deals are guaranteed, which means they will have to compete for where they currently have.

Paschal, 25, is heading into his third season in the NBA — two with the Golden State Warriors and one with the Utah Jazz. Paschall is a unique two-way signature because he made the first All-Rookie team two years ago. During his junior campaign at Golden State, Paschall placed a respectable 14 points per game, 4.6 rebounds, and 2 assists on 48% of the floor in 60 games.

Paschal’s numbers have declined since that season. He averaged 9.5 points per game in 2020-21 and 5.8 per game in 2021-22. But he’s still a very promising young man, and it’s a steal for the Wolves to get him in a two-way deal.

Lawson doesn’t have the same NBA resume that Paschal does. 22-year-old Lawson played college football for South Carolina Jim Cox from 2018-21. Through 81 games, Lawson has averaged 14.2 points per game, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists on 40% of the floor and 35% of the three. Lawson would also go on to win the SEC Freshman of the Week in November 2018 after averaging 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists over three games against Norfolk State, Providence and George Washington.

After a stellar career in South Carolina, Lawson went without drafting in 2021 before eventually signing with the Atlanta G-League, College Park Skyhawks, playing 26 games and averaging 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while shooting . 48.1% of the floor.

Lawson joined the Dallas Mavericks in the 2022 Summer Basketball League. He averaged 15.6 points per game and 6.0 rebounds in five games while shooting 51.9% from the ground. On July 19, 2022, Lawson signed a two-way contract with Timberwolves.

Wolves not only have a few new players in the training camp, but they also have two-year attacking players nite night Who was with the Timberwolves last season. Knight showed impressive rebounds and athleticism in 37 games last season for Wolverhampton. He impressed the front office in Minnesota, so much that it was They re-signed Nate For a record NBA contract that off-season after being two-way last year.

Knight is in a partially secured deal next year. Therefore, Timberwolves can give up Knight any time between now and the end of boot camp. It’s doubtful that the wolves cut off the knight, but someone liked him Eric Paschall He might take his place if the team sees him as a more used man. Don’t worry, though. If that were to happen, Knight would likely take the two-way Paschal place and return to his role from last season.

Wolverhampton will play five pre-season games this year, playing with the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers twice, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets. If these five guys can get their heads down to the ground, work through boot camp, and perform through that stretch, they should all stand a great shot at this ultimate roster score.