The Minnesota Timberwolves are at 12 players on the roster, plus two more players who are earmarked for two-way contracts. That’s a tricky number for the Timberwolves roster because the team has invested in their core and in their starting five. So any additional roster spots will likely go to seasoned veterans who still enjoy playing competitive basketball or go to intriguing young players who can fill a niche for the team.
The chance to attract a league leader is not on the plate right now. And the likelihood of getting a hot young talent who will develop into a league leader is probably another item that should be crossed off the wish list.
What remains are those players who the coaches or executives have worked with before, are solid locker room types who are mature, of high character, love the game and the chance to compete, and who possess the type of skill set or potential to warrant a second (or third chance) to contribute to a winning roster.
Option IV – PG Facundo Campazzo
The Timberwolves need help running the floor, and Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly is more than a little familiar with former Denver Nuggets Facundo Campazzo. Now the question is, could he add anything to the team? I think so, yes.
Facundo Campazzo is a good insurance policy.
He can run the floor, has good vision, and can distribute the basketball effectively. While his shot arsenal is not fully developed, he is still familiarizing himself with American basketball. He is an inexpensive option who can support the Timberwolves over the long season. And he is a solid aid to help out Jordan McLaughlin if McLaughlin stumbles as the backup.
Long seasons need overlapping players on the roster. Who may also be on the Timberwolves’ free agency radar?