Watch Timberwolves Josh Minott step up this season

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The Minnesota Timberwolves 2022 NBA Draft feels like yesterday’s news, but don’t try to tell second-year forward Josh Minott that his time has passed him by. He is more determined than ever to make a difference, each and every time that he steps foot onto a basketball court. And, as luck would have it, that is exactly what will happen when the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team competes this year.

It was his 2022 NBA Summer League performance that made the Minnesota Timberwolves rethink the strategy of signing him to a Two-Way contract, and the Timberwolves front office ultimately pivoted to signing him to a standard NBA contract. In five games, Minott averaged 26.8 MPG, 12.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.6 SPG, and 1.6 BPG.

Now, he feels that he is even more prepared to dominate this year:

Minott is loaded for bear and loaded with confidence.

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That’s a very good thing for him, and the overall Timberwolves roster, because the team will be looking to distribute playing minutes vacated by the loss of PF Taurean Prince this year. I personally believe that the 6-foot-9 197-pound Josh Minott can be one of the contributors to absorbing those minutes productively this year.

A confident Josh Minott is crucial this season. In his rookie season, he only saw action in 15 games, and in those contests mostly in a mop-up role in the final minutes of the games. But this year, he has a chance to play competitive basketball, beginning his push in the 2023 NBA Summer League.

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He’s been here before, so look for him to have an outstanding Summer League performance. In fact, he could dominate this year.