Naz Reid: Timberwolves investment that already pays huge dividends

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Naz Reid’s passionate play in physical victory

The game was quite physical, and the Naz Reid of yesteryear may have wilted against such talented and determined opposition in the past. But this is a new and improved Naz Reid, a young player who embodies the passion of a fan base that has watched him from his modest G-League playing days and has cheered along every step of the way.

Naz Reid led the Timberwolves in scoring in this one, dropping 22 points in just 19 minutes of play off the bench. He also added a rebound, an assist, a steal, and a block for good measure. While everyone focuses on the points scored, each and every play that Naz Reid made helped the Minnesota Timberwolves secure a very competitive win.

Reid leads the Wolves in scoring

How good was Naz Reid in this one?

Naz Reid was more than just a guy coming off the bench in this one. He was an emotional spark. He brought the firepower with his five of eight treys to put up 22 points in a game that the Timberwolves won by a nine-point margin. He brought the fire as well, breaking the tie-game deadlock after three quarters leading the Timberwolves to a fourth-quarter rally that turned out to be the game right there.

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In the end, the Minnesota Timberwolves invested in a promising young NBA center for the future. But Naz Reid is already delivering on that investment, today.

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