Timberwolves’ newest signing adds even greater depth at guard

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Only nine days remain before the Minnesota Timberwolves take the floor for their first official practice of the 2023-24 season. As we inch closer to the start of the season, the Wolves’ roster is being finalized.

The team from the Twin Cities boasts an impressive and deep rotation. Four of Minnesota’s presumed starting five players have made an All-Star or All NBA team in the past. The only one that has not is Jaden McDaniels, and he is seemingly bound to achieve those honors in short order as well.

With improved injury luck over last season, the Timberwolves look to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference this season. And while they were already deep at guard, their latest addition should give them an even greater advantage in that department.

The Timberwolves’ latest addition can give them even greater guard depth

On Sunday, the Wolves officially signed former Houston Rocket Daishen Nix to an Exhibit 10 contract. The signing adds Nix to Minnesota’s roster for training camp, with no official cap hit for the team as of now.

This deal will give Daishen Nix the opportunity to compete with and against the rest of the Timberwolves’ roster for a short period of time. Depending on how well he fares, the possibility of making the team for the entire season is certainly on the table.

Nix is 6-foot-5 but weighs nearly 230 pounds. He brings considerable size at the point guard position, and would give the Timberwolves an even deeper rotation of guys capable of playing at the one guard spot.

His presence at training camp will undoubtedly up the level of competition with roster spots on the line. Should he make the full roster, Nix would make for a nice addition since he adds an element of physicality not currently present among Minnesota’s guards.