The Minnesota Timberwolves have a problem. Well, more like time is running out. You see, whatever the reason, the Minnesota Timberwolves begin their 2023 training camp in less than two weeks’ time, and the Timberwolves roster continues to show open slots. That, I’m afraid, is cutting everything too close to the wire.
It’s not as though the Timberwolves front office is not looking, you see. In fact, if NBA rumors are true, the Wolves had shown interest in former Cleveland Cavalier forward Lamar Stevens and also had former Phoenix Suns point guard Elfrid Payton in for a workout. While neither of those players signed a contract with the Timberwolves, Timberwolves rumors did not end there.
Oh no, it seemed that more NBA rumors soon followed behind, as Timberwolves local sports reporter, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, recently shared his latest NBA Rumors about the team. In his recap, he was able to confirm the workout of veteran PG Payton, but he in turn added two new names in former Memphis Grizzlies reserve PG Kennedy Chandler and former Phoenix Suns backup PG Cameron Payne.
Still, no contracts were signed, and the search continues.
Timberwolves do sign this new forward
While no progress has been made in filling the Timberwolves roster or a third Two-Way contract, it appears that the Minnesota Timberwolves are adding a player to a second Exhibit-10 contract:
The Timberwolves are signing Vit Krejci to a training camp deal, sources tell @TheAthletic. Krejci, a 6-8 G/F, played 29 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 14, 2023
So what can we tell you about Vit Krejci? Well, for openers, he is a 6-foot-9 195-pound forward who has two years of NBA experience, at just 23 years of age. He was selected by the Washington Wizards with the seventh pick in Round 2 of the 2020 NBA Draft. So far, he has played one season for the Oklahoma City Thunder and one season with the Atlanta Hawks.
In 2022-23 for the Atlanta Hawks, he averaged:
29 GP | 0 GS | 5.7 MPG | 1.2 PPG | 40.5 FG% | 23.8 3P% | 0.9 RPG | 0.6 APG | 02 SPG | 0.0 BPG
While those may not jump off the page, he clearly has shown enough to warrant a closer look. And by signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves, they could be paving the way for his signing with their G-League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, when the team pares down the roster for the 2023-24 NBA season.
In the end, the Timberwolves can add forward Vit Krejci to the roster alongside combination guard Javonte Cooke, a player who was also recently signed to an Exhibit-10 contract. Still, the search to fill the Timberwolves roster continues, so stay tuned.
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