Chris Finch reveals he has high hopes for Josh Minott

Josh Minott, Minnesota Timberwolves Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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As NBA Summer League action wraps up, the Minnesota Timberwolves seem to have a pretty solid idea of what they want their roster to look like next season. After losing Taurean Prince, they added veterans like Shake Milton and Troy Brown that should be able to fill his minutes.

Besides Prince, they appear to be getting back all of their main contributors from last season. It appears that the Wolves’ rotation should be somewhat comparable to what it was in 2022-23. Unless, of course, some younger players make a leap and are able to jump into a larger role.

We looked into how Leonard Miller may be one of those players this coming season. But in the eyes of Head Coach Chris Finch, it appears another Timberwolves youngster may have an edge: Josh Minott. It may seem unlikely to outsiders, but Finch seems to see a future where Minott ends up cracking the rotation in 2023-24.

Chris Finch believes Josh Minott can contribute with the Timberwolves next season.

This week, Chris Finch went on Minnesota sports radio at KFAN and stated that he feels Josh Minott can help the Timberwolves win in the upcoming season. With how loaded Minnesota’s roster is with ultra-talented young players and savvy veterans, it certainly comes off as a surprising statement.

Especially considering the fact Josh Minott is still playing in Summer League, and has not always looked like an NBA-ready player. From an outsider’s perspective, it appears he still has work to do before being ready for consistent NBA minutes.

Finch’s confidence in Minott speaks volumes.

But the long and short of it is that Chris Finch knows his players far better than any of us do. If he has any degree of confidence that Josh Minott can legitimately help the Timberwolves win this season, that should be a major encouragement.

Minott has clearly flashed some impressive abilities in his short professional career thus far. His athleticism gives him a high floor, and his defensive skill could absolutely be a reason he lands a spot in Finch’s rotation this year.

It will be worth keeping an eye on Josh Minott for the rest of Summer League to see what else he can show against mostly inferior competition. As for his role in Minnesota in 2023-24, it appears anything is possible.

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