To be great, you must first see greatness. For the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, that certainly applies to one of the hardest-working players, Luka Garza. If you didn’t know, Luka Garza is a 24-year-old NBA center who stands 6-foot-11 and is up to 250 pounds. While he is currently signed to one of three Two-Way contracts with the Minnesota Timberwolves, there are many reasons to be very optimistic about his NBA future.
But it starts with heart and attitude. And let me tell you, Luka Garza has the type of focus, work ethic, and love of the grind that is commonly associated with those professional athletes who ultimately achieve elite status in their chosen sport. Why am I so high on Garza? Well, he is like an Ever-ready Energizer Bunny, in that, he keeps going and going . . . and going:
He works so hard every day. That’s some serious dedication.
Timberwolves fans love hard-working players
For Minnesota Timberwolves fans, it’s tough not to cheer for the young man who continues to work hard and apply himself each day. And for the price of NBA tickets, of merchandise, or simply the time spent to continue to track the comings and goings of favored NBA players, there is a bit of pride in supporting an NBA player who seems to embody the work ethics of everyday fans. But he travels the world to train with and play against great international competition.
And to show support for a teammate:
That’s a pretty solid day for an NBA player.
Luka Garza, and his father Frank Garza, are not taking anything for granted. At a time of uncertainty and complexity, it’s refreshing to have something so simple to cheer for as a father coaching his son to be the very best NBA player that he can be. So how good is Luka Garza right now? Let’s check his 2022-23 season performance:
NBA: 28 games | 8.7 MPG | 6.5 PPG | 35.9 3P% | 2.3 RPG | 0.6 APG | 0.1 SPG | 0.1 BPG
G-League: 6 games | 38.4 MPG | 32.2 PPG | 42.9 3P% | 11.5 RPG | 3.8 APG | 0.5 SPG | 1.3 BPG
Those are fairly impressive numbers.
Right now, the number of minutes to be distributed this season for backup centers may be limited, but that could change if the Timberwolves are active at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline, as many NBA insiders and analysts expect.
For now, Luka Garza continues to train relentlessly, assuring Timberwolves fans that if and when the call for him to enter a basketball game occurs, he will be more than ready to deliver his best effort.