Finding 15: Timberwolves must consider this F to fill final roster spot

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Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves still have one open roster spot, and one unused Two-Way contract to dangle under the nose of a prospective player. So why should they be looking at 2023 NBA Summer League sensation Reggie Perry?  I have some thoughts that I’m more than happy to share.

But before I dive headfirst into that discussion, let’s give you some background:


Forward Reggie Perry competed for the Golden State Warriors in the 2023 NBA Summer League and had a great campaign. But before that, he’d had NBA experience with the Brooklyn Nets, the Indiana Pacers, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite the experience, Reggie Perry is still young, just 23 years old. He stands 6-foot-8 and weighs a robust 250 pounds.

What I don’t like about this player

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, a young forward will need to be outstanding at something to get playing time. After all, the Timberwolves roster is stacking up a bit at that position. Behind the starters, the team has Kyle Anderson, Troy Brown Jr., Josh Minott, rookie Leonard Miller, and even Naz Reid.  So any addition to the roster at the forward position will likely be playing, at least part-time, with the Iowa Wolves.

What I like about this player

F Reggie Perry certainly showcased an ability to pull in rebounds in summer league competition. In fact, he pretty much dominated the boards for the Golden State Warriors during the NBA Las Vegas Summer League competition. In those four games, he averaged 10.75 rebounds per game. That is very much a statistic that the Minnesota Timberwolves roster must improve upon, and a Timberwolves free agency signing of Reggie Perry would absolutely address that need.

What I love about this player

Perry has some diverse NBA experience, with stints with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Indianapolis Pacers. And he jumped off the page when I examined NBA Summer League standouts who made sense to sign with the Timberwolves. The other outstanding forward, Greg Brown, has already been signed by the Dallas Mavericks.

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Final Verdict: Sign to the roster? Sign to final Two-Way contract? Pass altogether?

I’d really like to see the Timberwolves fill that final roster spot with a point guard. So, signing Reggie Perry to a Two-Way contract seems like the best option.