Answering 3 burning questions about the just-released Timberwolves schedule

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Q1: When can Timberwolves fans expect to see rookie F Leonard Miller and SG Jaylen Clark playing?

While the Minnesota Timberwolves knew that selecting injured rookie shooting guard Jaylen Clark meant a lengthy delay in benefitting from his play, the Timberwolves’ front office believed that he was well worth the risk.

Keep in mind that both F Leonard Miller and G Jaylen Clark were projected as Round 1 prospects who the Minnesota Timberwolves were able to acquire in Round 2 of the 2023 NBA Draft.  So let’s take one more review of the pair of Timberwolves rookies who will hopefully contribute to the team during the 2023-24 NBA season.

In the end, Clark is well worth the delay. How so? Well, as a rookie, he was graded as a first-round prospect whose stock dropped in the 2023 NBA Draft due to the fact that he was injured. But once he heals up, his upside shoots through the roof:

Will Clark be back in time for the 2024 NBA Playoffs? That is a huge question.

For Leonard Miller, I expect that he will show up in November 2023, perhaps in a rotational role before the Timberwolves In-Season Tournament play gets underway. Not only will that serve to help Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch know how Miller can best help the team, but it also serves to give the Timberwolves roster that extra bit of rest necessary to help the team prepare for the In-Season Tournament play.

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When could Timberwolves fans see Jaylen Clark? The Minnesota Timberwolves have a seven-game home stand beginning on February 23, 2024, at 7:00 pm CT against the Milwaukee Bucks and ending on March 4, 2024, at 7:00 pm CT against the Portland Trail Blazers. That would be an ideal time to debut the rookie defensive savant.