Minnesota Timberwolves are set to play in the 2019 NBA Summer League Championship

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 10: Naz Reid #11 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with Josh Okogie #20. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 10: Naz Reid #11 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with Josh Okogie #20. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves remain undefeated in the 2019 NBA Summer League and are set to play the Memphis Grizzlies in the championship game on Monday.

After beating the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed to the championship game of the 2019 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. While this may not mean much, it does mean that Minnesota has a solid pool of young talent to look forward to. They are the only undefeated team left in the entire league.

Headlined by players like Josh Okogie, Keita Bates-Diop, and Naz Reid, Minnesota has essentially run through their competition all summer. Still undefeated, the Timberwolves have won all six of their games and will look to finish the task in the championship game on Monday.

What might be most impressive is that this success has come without the help of the Timberwolves recent draft picks Jarrett Culver and Jaylen Nowell. Other players have stepped up to the challenge and produced on the court.

In last night’s game, Minnesota took the court without their leader in Josh Okogie. Naz Reid shouldered the offensive load with 20 points along with 6 rebounds. Jordan McLaughlin had a solid game as well starting at point guard producing 12 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. The only other double-digit scorer against the Nets was Mitchell Creek 11 points.

The stout defense the Timberwolves have been rolling out all summer showed out once again, holding Brooklyn to 31.5 percent from the field and 10.5 percent from deep.

Although they only won by eight points, Minnesota lead by as many as 25 points against the Brooklyn Nets, proving that the game was not near as close as it appeared.

Heading into Monday’s championship game, Minnesota has six players averaging double-digit points this summer, proving their distribution of offense has been extremely efficient. These players include Naz Reid (12.5), Kelan Martin (11.8), Mitchell Creek (10.8), Jordan McLaughlin (10.8), Keita Bates-Diop (10.5), and Josh Okogie (10.2).

The Timberwolves will have a tough test in the championship game against the Memphis Grizzlies, headlined by Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey, Yuta Watanabe, and Bruno Caboclo. They are 5-1 heading into Monday night and will look to hand Minnesota their first and only loss of the summer.

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Can the Minnesota Timberwolves come out on top and earn the title of 2019 NBA Summer League Champions? We will find out tonight.