The 2023 NBA Summer League has finally arrived for Timberwolves fans. Check out the Minnesota Timberwolves roster for the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The Timberwolves open today against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm CT on July 7, 2023.
Minnesota is set to meet New Orleans today before taking on the Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and Sacramento Kings over the next week in Las Vegas.
The Timberwolves roster is headlined by second-year duo wing Wendell Moore Jr and forward Josh Minott, plus recent draft picks shooting guard Jaylen Clark (injured) and forward Leonard Miller.
With their rookie campaigns in the rearview mirror, Moore and Minott will get a chance to show off their progress against quality competition in Las Vegas.
Of course, there will be plenty of thrilling basketball.
Expectations for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ trip to NBA Las Vegas Summer League
Despite playing limited minutes with the Timberwolves last season, Moore displayed promising potential as a dynamic defender and playmaker.
Minott showcased elite athleticism during the summer league a year ago and should be able to find success again after improving as a ball handler.
Other notable players to watch in the summer league include shooting guard Matteo Spagnolo, forward Kok Yat, and point guard Brandon Williams.
Spagnolo is a talented shooting guard that was drafted last year, while Yat is an intriguing prospect with an impressive ability to finish at the rim.
Minnesota Timberwolves prepare to open NBA Summer League against New Orleans Pelicans
After facing the Pelicans in the summer league opener, the Timberwolves will return to action against the Jazz on Monday night on ESPNU.
Clark is still recovering from an Achilles injury that was suffered in March so the former UCLA guard won’t make his debut until further down the line.
Following an impressive stint with the G-League Ignite, Minnesota selected Miller with the 33rd overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft last month.
Make sure to stay tuned for coverage throughout the NBA Summer League as the Timberwolves look to make some noise in Las Vegas!