Wolves sign 30-year-old forward to second 10-day contract

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At the beginning of March, the Minnesota Timberwolves signed veteran forward T.J. Warren to a 10-day contract. This move was made possible after a roster spot opened up due to a trade that sent Shake Milton and Troy Brown Jr. to Detroit in exchange for Monte Morris.

Since he signed with the Wolves, Warren has averaged 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game. The veteran forward was shot 47.4 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Warren's spot on the roster feels safe, especially after the potentially season-ending injury to All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns. On March 12, it was reported that Towns underwent surgery on his left knee, and will be reevaluated in four weeks.

While Warren's counting stats don't stand out as a replacement for Towns, he makes a worthwhile addition to Minnesota's bench. He provides shotmaking, spot-up shooting, and the requisite size to defend both forward spots.

However, it might take some time for Warren to display the same shot-making ability he once displayed. From 2020 to 2022, Warren spent his time rehabilitating numerous lower body injuries—only appearing in four total contests. He came back to the association a year ago and participated in 42 games between the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns.

Now, as a member of the Wolves, he'll have the opportunity to make a name for himself once again. It's only a matter of time before Minnesota signs Warren for the rest of the season. The current free agent options are quite slim, especially after a former target has seemingly committed to signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Stay tuned as we'll continue to have you updated on Warren and the Timberwolves as the regular season wears on.