Ready for good news? The Timberwolves hit the journalist. 5 Eyewitness News’ Darren Wolfson has shared his latest NBA rumors about the teamand it all points to interesting updates on the Timberwolves’ options for additional help at the point guard position.
When it comes to the current Minnesota Timberwolves roster, the team’s weakest depth is at the point guard position. Behind starting veteran guard Mike Conley Jr., the Timberwolves have included veteran guard Shake Milton, formerly of the Philadelphia 76ers, and last year’s backup point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who regressed greatly in the 2022-23 season. NBA.
With that in mind, the Timberwolves management had scheduled a workout with veteran point guard Elfrid Payton. Unfortunately, Payton left the Timberwolves without an immediate contract offer.
Minnesota Timberwolves roster search continues
The Timberwolves have multiple roster spots open, and with the team beginning training camp early this year, pressure is mounting to fill the roster quickly.
According to journalist Darren Wolfson (definitely worth following), the Timberwolves have expanded their points hunt to include point guard Cameron Payne and point guard Kennedy Chandler.
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While both Payton and Payne are veterans, Chandler is only entering his second season in the NBA. While the Timberwolves have completed training with all three candidates, no contract offers have been extended.
Elfrid Payton is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound veteran PG who spent last season preserving his NBA skills with the Mad Ants of the G-League Fort Worth. He last competed in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns in the 2021-22 NBA season.
Kennedy Chandler He is 20 years old and is a 6-foot-0, 171-pound point guard who played a backup point guard role for the Memphis Grizzlies. In 7.8 minutes, he scored 2.2 points and dished out 1.6 assists per game.
Chandler Payne He is the real prize in the Timberwolves’ star search. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound NBA veteran point guard of eight seasons in the NBA last played for the Phoenix Suns last season. He appeared in 486 games and made 15 starts in the 2022-23 NBA season. Averaging just over 20 minutes per game, he scored 10.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.
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