4 Former Timberwolves players who are still available in free agency

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Minnesota Timberwolves, James Johnson
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3. James Johnson

James Johnson hardly counts as a former Timberwolf, as he played just 14 games with the franchise in 2020. Minnesota acquired the 6-foot-7 wing from the Miami Heat via a three-team deal at the trade deadline.

Though he averages just 7.6 points per game for his career, Johnson had a solid dozen-plus game stint with the Wolves. He put up 12 points per game on a career-high 37% shooting mark from three during his time in Minnesota. Johnson also posted career-bests in assists, steals and blocks per game as well.

Unfortunately, Wolves fans never got the chance to see if his surprisingly good numbers would hold up over time in Minnesota. During the shortened 2020 offseason, the Timberwolves dealt Johnson in a draft night trade to the Thunder in the deal that brought them back Ricky Rubio as well as Jaden McDaniels.

From there, he was traded again to the Dallas Mavericks. Since then, he has played for the Pelicans, Nets, and Pacers. In total, Johnson has played for 10 NBA teams in his 14-year career. He is another player that will likely bring more to the locker room than he does to the basketball court for his next team.