5 Minnesota Timberwolves who shouldn't be back next season

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4. T.J. Warren

Timberwolves' forward T.J. Warren has only appeared in 14 games for the organization. The former Indiana Pacer signed a 10-day contract with Minnesota in early March. After playing double-digit minutes for five consecutive games, the Wolves signed Warren to a second 10-day contract.

Following his second 10-day contract, Warren only played double-digit minutes once more. Giving the former 19-point-per-game scorer a second chance was a good decision at the time. Warren had displayed premier scoring talent before a rash of injuries displaced the veteran forward.

From 2020-21 and on, Warren only appeared in 57 games. Before the 2020-21 season, the scoring forward averaged more than 11.0 points per game for five straight seasons. Warren's best season occurred in 2019-20. That season, he averaged 19.8 points and knocked down 40.3 percent of his triples.

Now, at 30 years old with a long injury history, it's unlikely Warren will get another shot in the NBA. If Warren's game was predicated on spot-up shooting, there'd likely be a spot for the veteran forward. Unfortunately for Warren, he shot only 15.4 percent from three as a Timberwolf.

What first seemed like a good late-season signing has evolved into a mediocre pick-up. Warren doesn't provide enough scoring or defensive juice to hold down a roster spot. Warren will be 31-years-old before next season. The Timberwolves are more than likely to add a younger, 3-and-D wing in Warren's place.