The 2023 Summer League rolls on, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are hanging ten. Did the Wolves wave, or wipe out, in Game 2?
Look alive Wolves Nation, as Game 2 of the 2023 2K24 NBA Summer League is already in the books. With an intriguing cast of prospects and NBA hopefuls, the Timberwolves’ roster for summer league is not short on talent and length as they continue their battle up to the Las Vegas summit. If you missed our summary of game 1, fear not as you can get caught up here.
The Timberwolves fired up the lawnmower on the first possession of the game, running a pick-n-roll set resulting in a thunderous throwdown from Wolves second-year forward Josh Minott.
What did the Wolves do in this one?
That set the tone for a half filled with high-energy play on both ends of the court. The Timberwolves were tenacious on the glass and unselfish offensively. Ultimately, the high-energy performance proved unsustainable as the Utah Jazz laid siege to the Timberwolves from deep, dropping bomb after bomb until the competition was driven out of the scrappy Timberwolves squad.
With the loss to the Jazz, the Timberwolves drop to 1-1 with two games remaining before the knockout tournament commences. There is still time for the Wolves to make a lasting impression on this summer league tournament with two games remaining. For your convenience, here are the remaining Summer League contests courtesy of sportskeeda.com:
- July 7th vs New Orleans Pelicans – W 102-88
- July 10th vs Utah Jazz – L 96-108
- July 12th | 3pm CST | ESPN 2 – vs Atlanta Hawks
- July 13th | 6:30 CST | NBA TV – vs Sacramento Kings
With a spot open on the 15-man roster along with an open two-way contract, who said summer league has no implications? How did recent Timberwolves draft picks fare in game two, and have any players emerged as a candidate for that third and final two-way contract?
Let’s dive in!