July 20, 2024

Right on the heels of the Minnesota Timberwolves signing Joe Ingles, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that guard-forward PJ Dozier agreed to a one-year deal, likely on a veteran minimum.

Specific details of the contract have yet to be announced, though The Athletic’s Jon Krawcynski reports it may be only partially guaranteed.

The 6’6 wing spent all of the 2023-24 season abroad playing for Partizan Mozzart Bet in Serbia. Between the Adriatic League and EuroLeague games, he appeared in 54 total games and averaged 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals on .504/.320/.753 splits in just 19.6 minutes per game.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because almost exactly two years ago, Wolves President of Basketball Operations, Tim Connelly, signed Dozier to an exhibit-10 deal during his first summer in Minnesota.

Dozier didn’t ever suit up for the Timberwolves, though he played well for the Iowa Wolves. He averaged 14.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2 stocks before the Sacramento Kings seized the opportunity to sign him to multiple 10-day contracts. He bounced between Stockton and Iowa before the Kings ultimately converted him to a regular contract to finish their season, where he appeared in just 16 games averaging less than five minutes of action.

Connelly does seem to have an affinity for the soon-to-be 28-year-old. He signed Dozier to a training camp deal in 2019, then to a two-way contract shortly thereafter, then eventually converted him to a regular contract the following summer. He became a part of the Denver Nuggets rotation back in 2020 before he tore his ACL. Dozier doesn’t seem to fit a particular need for the Wolves as a sharpshooter or potential backup point guard, which may indicate Connelly’s faith in the younger players.How Would You Feel if the Minnesota Timberwolves Won a Title? - Blazer's  Edge

This means that the Wolves roster now sits at approximately 14 players with two two-way players, leaving just one regular contract and one two-way contract left. It’s common for teams to carry just 14 players on their roster to allow room for flexibility. We are fast approaching Summer League action and before you know it, exhibit-10 contracts for training camp will be handed out. Barring any surprising trades, this is what Minnesota’s 2024-2025 roster may look like entering the regular season.

Timberwolves Main Roster

  1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  2. Rudy Gobert
  3. Anthony Edwards
  4. Jaden McDaniels
  5. Naz Reid
  6. Mike Conley Jr.
  7. Rob Dillingham
  8. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  9. TJ Shannon Jr.
  10. Josh Minott
  11. Leonard Miller
  12. Joe Ingles
  13. Luka Garza
  14. PJ Dozier
  15. Open

Timberwolves Two-way Contracts

  1. Jaylen Clark
  2. Jesse Edwards
  3. Open

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