5 buyout candidates to keep on radar for Timberwolves roster

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Option V: John Wall

If you believe that the Minnesota Timberwolves need help at point guard, then you need to look no further than former Washington Wizards and most recently LA Clippers/Houston Rockets point guard John Wall. After all, Wall is now playing in his 13th NBA season but missed the 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons entirely.

John Wall has dropped off in his offensive production and has never really mastered the art of long-range artillery, with a career 3PT% of just 32.2 percent.

But this is a veteran NBA point guard who can pass the ball to the open shooter, attack the basket and run the floor. He still has some basketball left, but he’s just not the player who can carry an NBA team to and through the NBA Playoffs. That will undoubtedly factor into his price, which should be affordable for the Minnesota Timberwolves, despite their complete list of contract extensions that are due to go into place at the end of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Wall is a very good player to consider adding to the Timberwolves’ free agency shopping list if nothing more than to kick the tires and see what he has left in the tank. Right now, the weakest position on the Timberwolves’ roster is the point guard. If the team believes that help is needed to secure and reinforce the role, then now is the time to do so, and Wall is an ideal player for that.