5 veterans Timberwolves should target to fill final roster spot

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2. Danny Green

One of just four players in NBA history to have won championships with three different teams, Danny Green remains one of the most valuable veterans in the league. After suffering a torn ACL in the 2022 playoffs, Green is still looking for a permanent home to ride out the twilight of his career. Minnesota could be the perfect spot.

Well-known for his shooting and rock-solid defense, Danny Green solidified his reputation as a reliable three-and-D player with the Spurs in San Antonio. In 2013, he set a then-record for number of threes made in an NBA Finals series in history.

He helped the Spurs capture the 2014 title while shooting a stunning 47% from three in the playoffs. Since then, he played a crucial role on both the Raptors’ and Lakers’ championship squads in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

While Danny has earned the nickname “Icy Hot” for a reason with his sometimes streaky shooting, he remains a 40% three-point shooter for his career. At this stage of his career, he is very much a player that can be plugged into nearly any roster and be a huge plus.

Minnesota would not even need Danny Green to be a major contributor for the team on the hardwood. Coming off an injury last season, he played just over 13 minutes per game in 11 contests for Memphis and Cleveland. Having Green around as a mentor to the Timberwolves’ young guns and to provide occasional defense and three-point shooting would be a major win for the team as a whole.