Winner: Troy Brown Jr.
Another player who is still settling in to life in Minnesota, Troy Brown Jr. joined the Timberwolves in free agency back in July. Like Shake Milton, he was not seen by national media outlets as any kind of significant addition that would be able to move the needle for the Wolves.
But now that preseason has drawn to a close, it is clear that Brown is proving those doubters wrong in a hurry. He has emerged as a prime candidate to earn more minutes for the Wolves as a three-and-D type player.
Many have pointed to Minnesota’s loss of Taurean Prince as a major blow against their chances this year. And while Prince’s contributions will be missed, the presence of players like Troy Brown may be able to do a lot to offset his absence.
Against the Bulls in the preseason finale, Brown shot the lights out and drained four of his five three-point attempts. If he can continue this level of play into the regular season, he could end up being every bit as valuable in his role as Prince was.
No matter what happens from here, Troy Brown’s play in preseason makes him a huge winner with how much more opportunity he has likely afforded himself.