On January 5th, all 30 teams in the NBA officially became eligible to sign players to 10-day contracts, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will no doubt look to take full advantage of this opportunity.
With Karl-Anthony Towns still out with an injured calf and other nagging injuries still plaguing the Wolves’ roster, Minnesota will want to load up on as much fire power as possible to help keep them afloat in the wild Western Conference.
Getting Taurean Prince back has already been a difference maker, so the Timberwolves should not be shy in adding another frontcourt player to fill in for Towns if a good fit becomes available. Here are three players that would make sense for the Minnesota Timberwolves to sign on a 10-day contract.
Three players the Minnesota Timberwolves can sign on a 10-day contract:
1. Nemanja Bjelica
First off, if the Timberwolves are to sign any player on a 10-day contract, they will need an open roster spot, which they do not currently have. They would need to waive one player to create an opening to sign someone else.
Who that player would be is anyone’s guess. But if they are looking at acquiring one player’s services for a potentially short period of time, the obvious need would be in the frontcourt, where Karl-Anthony Towns’ absence has been a big difference-maker.
It is certainly in the realm of possibility that Minnesota would favor the idea of picking up a veteran big or wing to fill more minutes in the frontcourt, and one of their options would be Nemanja Bjelica. The Serbian role player was with the Timberwolves from 2015 to 2018, and he just earned his first NBA championship with the Warriors last season.
Since taking home the trophy with Golden State, Bjelica decided to go overseas and play with Fenerbahce Beko in Turkey. In the event that he would be open to returning to the United States, the Timberwolves might like to acquire his services. His stats may not be gaudy, but Bjelica has played on the biggest stage and his championship experience could be of value in Minnesota.