The calendar has hit September, and there will officially be NBA basketball happening before the end of the month. For the Minnesota Timberwolves, the preseason will tip off on October 4th at 7:30 P.M. against the Miami Heat.
The NBA offseason featured several big name players like Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell finding new homes, with others like Kevin Durant running it back with their current team.
Minnesota followed up their huge signing of Rudy Gobert with the addition of several important role players via free agency. These are the pieces that will fill out the team’s bench and give them the depth needed to compete in the deep Western Conference.
While the Timberwolves’ roster is now mostly complete and the team is nearing training camp, there’s still a few notable free agents on the market Minnesota could look at picking up. Here are three players that would make sense to add to the Wolves’ roster.
1. Montrezl Harrell
Less than three seasons removed from winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2020, Montrezl Harrell is one of the most valuable commodities still available on the free agent market.
He began 2021-22 with the Washington Wizards before finishing the season with the Charlotte Hornets. For the year, he averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in just 23.1 minutes played per contest.
Acting as a offensive spark plug, Harrell is an adept rebounder and finisher, routinely putting himself in the right place at the right time to optimize the flow of his team’s offense. He’s a rim-runner and a lob threat, making him a great fit with distributors like D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards.
The Timberwolves would be able to get back some of the same mojo that Jarred Vanderbilt brought to the team if they were to sign Trezz, and he wouldn’t need to play a ton of minutes to have an impact on winning.