Minnesota Timberwolves stash PF Nathan Knight on 2-way contract

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are whittling away at the list of their free agents who were projected to test the NBA Free Agent market. Okay, so the team’s young power forward Nathan Knight was slated to be a restricted free agent already. The truth is that the Timberwolves entered the 2022 NBA Free Agency market in excellent shape. So huge moves were not really on the itinerary.

In any case, their latest move now locks up another player for the team for the 2022-23 season. So what did the Minnesota Timberwolves do?  The team has tendered a two-way qualifying offer to young power forward Nathan Knight, which makes him a restricted free agent today, July 1, 2022.

While the news was announced before the NBA Free Agency feeding frenzy truly began, the Timberwolves did manage to sign a free agent player who is an excellent fit for the roster: Former Memphis Grizzlies power forward Kyle Anderson. That will fill their roster, and both of their two-way contract slots, for now.

The Timberwolves are looking at their front court for additional help, which will now only come in the form of trades.

The Timberwolves roster is topped off

3 PG: D’Angelo Russell*, Patrick Beverly*, Jordan Mclaughlin
4 SG: Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley, Jaylen Nowell, Wendell Moore
3 SF: Taurean Prince, Jaden McDaniels, Leandro Bolmaro
4 PF: Jarred Vanderbilt, Kyle Anderson, Nathan Knight**, Josh Minott**
3 C : Karl Anthony Towns, Walker Kessler, Naz Reid

* Combination guards who can play either point guard or shooting guard.
** Player will be offered a two-way contract.

Of course, if you were looking for the Minnesota Timberwolves to knock one out of the park, you may be quite disappointed. So far, the Timberwolves have deliberately and systematically been making the right moves to improve the roster without leaving their financial feet in the process.

Lights, camera, action? Not this year. But Minnesota Timberwolves’ new President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly is showing that he is more about substance than splashing news or glitzy headliners. And as for me? That’s how I like it.

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