Minnesota Timberwolves: Bargain Basement Bigs V: Damian Jones

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There are no menus or set of instructions for the Minnesota Timberwolves in terms of how to make this team a future NBA Champion. It’s more of an art form than a scientific method, a blend of past failures and experiences, mixed in with just the right touch of ‘gut instinct’. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy. In a utopian world, the Minnesota Timberwolves would have the pick of the litter in NBA Free Agency, a pause button to allow the TWolves to vet each and every veteran available, and then hold lengthy discussions over which player will make the most sense in terms of talent, fit, affordability, and availability.

That’s not how it goes. In the dynamic world of NBA Free Agency, the player the Timberwolves set their sights on may have offers from 12 other teams and may choose to sign elsewhere. So the best

NBA Free Agency – V: Damian Jones

Six-year NBA veteran center Damian Jones is another option for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ frontcourt. At 27 years of age, Jones promises the potential of an ever-improving game. Standing 6-foot-11 and weighing 245-pounds, he is an ideal size and body mass for the physical game under the basket.  But he can also change it up and make the occasional trey from the perimeter.

While his best playing days may be yet to come, Jones is a hungry young center who is coming off a two-year $2.2 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. Jones is one of those centers who offers solid defense and can help on the offensive side of the basketball court as well.

While no threat to push for a starting role, Jones makes sense as a veteran backup center who offers quality minutes and can step up for the occasional spot start for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The key for the Timberwolves this season is to add low-risk high reward players to the roster, and Damian Jones checks all the boxes.

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