Minnesota Timberwolves: Leandro Bolmaro showing out in Europe

Leandro Bolmaro has been showing out recently in the Spanish ACB league, winning the “Most Spectacular Player award,” and the Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick looks every bit of an NBA player.

The ACB’s “Jugador Mås Espectacular,” is generally reserved for the flashiest players – and the glimpses that Bolmaro has shown (especially as of recent) indicate that he could be a great NBA player as soon as he comes over – which may not be that far in the future, according to Timberwolve general manager Gersson Rosas.

In an interview with KFAN1003 this month, Rosas seemed to indicate that Bolmaro will be joining the Timberwolves this coming season.

“We’ve got a player we drafted last year who will be coming next year”

– Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Gersson Rosas

The Timberwolves 2020 draft class consisted of Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Leandro Bolmaro – with Bolmaro currently playing in the Spanish ACB.

In April, before the Rosas interview, Bolmaro stated that he would not rule out anything, though – although it seems unlikely he would stay in Europe following this season, one which he exploded over the course of the final few months of league play.

The Timberwolves have a lot of wing depth on the roster already, but the addition of Bolmaro would bring a skill set that is unique – a two-way wing that can create, shoot, and play solid defense. He could slot in at either guard position or even small forward.

Bolmaro has been a legitimately amazing shooter this past season, averaging 45-percent and 42-percent from distance in the ACB and EuroLeague respectively. He is one of the best young players in Europe, and would likely be a late-lottery selection if he was entering the draft this year rather than 2020.

The Timberwolves have a chance to hit on all three of their picks from 2020 – a feat that is extremely impressive given most first round picks fail to make an impact throughout their entire career. It will be both exciting and refreshing to see Bolmaro in Minnesota in 2021.