Ranking Timberwolves free agents by likelihood to return next season

Minnesota will have multiple free agents this summer, and some are more likely to return to the team next season than others.
Luka Garza, Kenneth Lofton Jr.
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Could go either way - Luka Garza

There have been plenty of developmental wins for the Timberwolves under Chris Finch's watchful eye. Naz Reid and Jaden McDaniels are two of the most shining examples, with both currently being a much more valuable player than was expected at the time they entered their names in the draft. One player who should be in the "still to be determined" category as a prospect is Luka Garza.

Three seasons in to his professional career, Garza has mostly struggled to find playing time. After the Detroit Pistons let go of him following his rookie season in 2022, the Timberwolves were quick to take a chance on a player with legitimate upside. Now with two seasons in Minnesota under his belt, Luka is still yet to really prove he can consistently be a difference-maker at the NBA level.

There is still plenty to like about Garza's game. His ability to stretch the floor while playing a physical style on the interior makes him an intriguing option. But to this point, he has simply not shown enough in practice to get himself into games outside of garbage time, for the most part. Some of that can be attributed to how deep Minnesota's roster is at this point, but at the end of the day it is hard to say what management will want to do with Garza going forward.