4 Former Timberwolves players who are still available in free agency

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Jarrett Culver
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4. Jarrett Culver

Most Timberwolves fans remember when the team acquired Jarrett Culver on draft night in 2019. After trading their eleventh pick and Dario Saric for the sixth overall pick, Minnesota had officially acquired the Texas Tech standout.

Standing 6-foot-6, Culver was a big guard that was supposed to represent the future of the Timberwolves’ backcourt. Unfortunately, he struggled to find his footing in the Twin Cities, only lasting two seasons with the franchise.

Without a strong shooting touch or developed playmaking skills, Culver was difficult to play for extended minutes. Far too often, he looked uncomfortable on the floor and ended up hurting the team more than helping it. It was not a good sign when his playing time dipped from his rookie to sophomore seasons.

Prior to the 2021-22 year, Minnesota traded Culver to Memphis in order to acquire Patrick Beverley, who is now beloved among the Timberwolves fanbase. Over the last two seasons, Culver played with the Grizzlies and Hawks, finishing the 2022-23 season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League.

While he is not currently on an NBA roster, there is always the chance that some time in the minor leagues could be exactly what Jarrett Culver needs. If he can make the right improvements to his game, he may be able to salvage his career.

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