Timberwolves trim this towering player. Search continues for Wolves 15th

Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
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With the 2023 NBA preseason coming to a close, the Minnesota Timberwolves front office has begun to whittle down their 21-player roster to the regulation 15 players on the active roster, plus three players who can play on Two-Way contracts. While the Timberwolves’ three Two-Way contracts have been filled by injured rookie SG Jaylen Clark (Achilles Tendon), F Matt Ryan, and C Luka Garza, the team continues to hold one final standard contract roster spot open.

The Timberwolves currently have 14 players on standard NBA contracts. So who are the remaining four players?  Actually, that number is now down to three, but they were all players who have been signed to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Those Exhibit 10 contract players are:

  1. PG Vit Krejci: 6-foot-8 195 pounds
  2. PG Trevor Keels: 6-foot-4 221 pounds
  3. PG Tyrese Martin: 6-foot-6, 215 pounds
  4. PG/SG Daishen Nix: 6-foot-4, 226 pounds

The number of players on Exhibit 10 contracts shrank today, as the latest NBA rumors were reported by multiple sources today:

So let’s break down what this means for the Minnesota Timberwolves:

Players vying for a roster spot

PG Vit Krejci had only seen action in one of the four preseason games so far this season, playing seven minutes against the Dallas Mavericks and scoring four points while hauling in two rebounds and dishing out one assist.

Of all Exhibit 10 players, keep your eye on combination guard Daishen Nix, who struggled this preseason, but had a jaw-dropping 19 points – 10 assists performance in the Timberwolves’ latest preseason game.

The clues were there when he failed to appear in the fourth preseason game against Maccabi Ra’Anana, the only Exhibit 10 player who failed to see action in that game. Oftentimes, players who sign with an NBA team under an Exhibit 10 contract are assigned directly to an affiliated G-League team roster, or in this case the Minnesota Timberwolves assigning players directly to the Iowa Wolves roster.

That is not the case in this situation.

The Timberwolves front office has more work to do, but trimming the Timberwolves roster to meet the 2023-24 NBA season limits has begun.

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