Will the Minnesota Timberwolves sign Leandro Bolmaro in the offseason?

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The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired PG Leandro Bolmaro via a trade that involved the 2020 NBA Draft. As a result, Bolmaro was selected with the 23rd overall pick in that draft, played in the Euroleague, played for the Timberwolves during the 2021-22 season, and then found himself traded away to the Utah Jazz.

Now the same PG who warranted a first-round draft pick is a surprising free agent. Clearly, the Minnesota Timberwolves saw promising potential in the young point guard, something that the Utah Jazz front office did not. So what happened next?

And now, just like that, Leandro Bolmaro is a free agent. So the obvious question is, what will the Minnesota Timberwolves do about it? The Timberwolves will need to take a long and serious look at Bolmaro this off-season, as the team will have just one second-round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. That translates into the team needing to have young talented options to sign to round out their 2023-24 NBA roster.

Leandro Bolmaro is an obvious choice, isn’t he? After all, he was on the Timberwolves roster and was part of the package deal that allowed the team to acquire All-Star center Rudy Gobert. While he didn’t make much of a splash for the Utah Jazz, he is a young 6-foot-6 200-pound versatile wing who can line up in the backcourt as a shooting guard, or move into the frontcourt as a small forward.

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Right now, he remains a bit raw, a 22-year-old basketball player from Argentina who needs playing minutes to hone his skill set. He only played seven games in the G-League for Salt Lake City during the 2022-23 season. While he put up some promising numbers, his playing minutes were limited to just seven games.