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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/10/2022 11:21:24 AM   
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Training Camp/Exhibit 10/Exhibit 9

P.J. Dozier PG $2,133,278 - $1,836,090 - - - Exhibit-10
CJ Elleby SF $1,836,090 - $1,836,090 - - - Exhibit-10
Luka Garza C $1,637,966 - $1,637,966 - - - Exhibit-10


The "10" has nothing to do with the number of days of the contract.

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, minimum salary NBA contract. "Exhibit 10" is an attachment on the contract that both sides have agreed to. It allows the team to convert it to a 2-way deal before the regular season starts. It's also not guaranteed, so the player can be waived with no cap hit.

What it does allow is for the player to participate in training camp and gives the team the player's G-League rights. It also gives the player an additional 50K if they spend 60+ days with the team's G-League affiliate.

It gives the team more options and gives players more of a chance to do enough to potentially join a roster.
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/10/2022 4:29:12 PM   
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DL, when are you gonna take the bag off your avatar's head?

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/13/2022 8:28:21 AM   
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https://zonecoverage.com/2022/timberwolves/vegas-is-selling-the-timberwolves-short/

You’re reading that right, folks. DraftKings has the Minnesota Timberwolves’ over/under line set at 47.5 wins

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/13/2022 8:45:57 AM   
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Give me the over.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/15/2022 12:31:13 AM   
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Shams Charania@ShamsCharania
The Minnesota Timberwolves are signing center Luka Garza to a two-way NBA contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Garza had a strong preseason, averaging 7.3 points on 66.7 percent from 3-point land.

Jon Krawczynski@JonKrawczynski
Garza will get the 2-way that was held by A.J. Lawson, sources said. Wolves really liked Lawson. But Garza was too good to let go.
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/15/2022 10:29:11 AM   
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https://zonecoverage.com/2022/timberwolves/vegas-is-selling-the-timberwolves-short/

You’re reading that right, folks. DraftKings has the Minnesota Timberwolves’ over/under line set at 47.5 wins


That's 1.5 more than they won last year.

I'd take the over, but I'm not expecting a skyrocket to the top. The Towns/Gobert co-existence experiment still needs to get ironed out. Might be a well oiled dynamic duo, or a dysfunctional, sum less than the parts scenario.

I'd put them around 50. And then a better chance than last year of advancing at least one round in the playoffs. Post Season is where Gobert will help them the most.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/15/2022 11:02:15 AM   
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I think 55 and a Top 4 seed is very realistic.
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/17/2022 9:38:53 AM   
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Iowa Wolves:

Matt Lewis, Emmanuel Mudiay and Phillip Wheeler
Eric Paschall
Garza
Nik Stauskas
Wendell Moore and Josh Minott

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 9:19:28 AM   
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Game Day!! Woot Woot
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 10:29:49 AM   
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Opening day. The schedule makers did the Wolves a favor early with a lot of home games and a lot of OKC and San Antonio. It will give them a chance at winning while still building and ironing things out.

Tough break for OKC losing Holmgren. I still look for them to be plucky and maybe slightly improved, but nowhere close to being a factor in the west.

Prediction: Wolves struggle with continuity and chemistry but do enough to win ugly 106-102.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 2:45:43 PM   
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I think 55 and a Top 4 seed is very realistic.


Double-nickle is my season win prediction too
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 4:33:00 PM   
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Shams Charania
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Eric Paschall, sources tell
@TheAthletic

@Stadium
. Paschall was on a two-way contract.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 4:58:51 PM   
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Shams Charania
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Eric Paschall, sources tell
@TheAthletic

@Stadium
. Paschall was on a two-way contract.



Jon Krawczynski
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2m
Wolves were very excited to get a player of Paschall’s caliber on a 2-way. Unfortunately some lingering Achilles issues made it hard for him to get on the court. Just wasn’t ready physically to do it.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 5:42:53 PM   
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Lowe: The 5 most intriguing players this NBA season

ANTHONY EDWARDS, MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Edwards strutted into his first postseason as if the NBA's biggest stage had been waiting for him all along. He seized Minnesota's offense as Karl-Anthony Towns battled foul trouble, and he averaged 25 points -- including 40% shooting on 9.5 3s per game.

He hypnotized defenders with crossovers and hesitation moves before rising above them -- or zooming through them. He hunted Ja Morant and tracked Morant on defense. He looked fearless and unfazed in a way only stars do.

"I was having even more fun than it looked like," Edwards says. "It was the best basketball experience of my life."

With few exceptions, even teams that invest big in frontcourt stars -- as the Wolves have done pairing Towns and Rudy Gobert -- need star-level perimeter creation to chase titles. Trading everything for Gobert at age 30 was a massive bet on Minnesota's barely 21-year-old phenom becoming that star ahead of the typical pace. (Last month, Edwards apologized for anti-gay comments he made in an Instagram video.)

Those nights when Edwards looks unstoppable obscure how much work remains. He has been a below-average shooter from almost every spot. Like any young scorer, Edwards has struggled at times as a distributor -- missing passing windows, holding the ball too long. (The Wolves' offense too often ground to a halt in Minnesota's first-round loss last season.) Edwards ranked in the bottom half in efficiency among high-volume ball handlers in pick-and-rolls and isolations, per Second Spectrum data.

But the foundation is so strong, and Edwards seems to know the path forward -- including as a passer. "I gotta start seeing the help before it's in my face," he says. "And getting off the ball early, making advance passes."

Good things happen when Edwards makes the simple play. It jolts Minnesota's offense into gear and gets Edwards the ball back with an advantage.

When he sees them, he can make all the pick-and-roll passes -- including crosscourt lefty slingshots. A D'Angelo Russell-Gobert action on one side could shift into a full-speed Edwards-Towns pick-and-roll on the other -- perhaps an easier set of reads for Edwards. Gobert instantly becomes Minnesota's best screener by miles. He's an easy lob target for Edwards, who has had issues finding bigs on the pick-and-roll.

Edwards hit 36% on 177 step-back 3s -- the sixth-most attempts in the league; he'll drill triples over dropback schemes. Midrangers will always be core to Edwards' game, but he wants to turn more ultra-long 2s -- those dreaded 21-footers -- into 3s, and burrow to the rim more. (Edwards has averaged four free throws per 36 minutes; that number should get much higher.)

Edwards had only 19 post touches last season; bully-ball would be a game-changing weapon as Edwards continues targeting small guards on switches.

"My post-ups will be a lot better," he promises. "I'm working on it now. That's all I can say."

Alongside Russell and Towns, the Wolves need Edwards to be an off-ball threat too. He hit 41% on catch-and-shoot 3s last season. Duplicate that and defenses will stick more closely to him. Edwards can exploit that attention with backdoor cuts, and he needs to be a more active off-ball mover. You see glimpses -- including an encouraging habit of running into catches.

Edwards has talked about being a stopper on defense and has the tools to do it. He's fast and well-balanced, able to slide in sync with ball handlers. He stays under control closing out on shooters and can wall off almost anyone chest-to-chest. He is the rare wing who offers fearsome rim protection. "I love blocking shots," Edward says. "I might get dunked on, but I'm still coming for you."

(Speaking of dunks: I asked Edwards whether he was sad he no longer has the chance to dunk on Gobert. "I'm happy he's on my team -- for his sake," Edwards quips.)

His focus and fundamentals can wane; he can ball-watch and lose his assignment. "My only problem off the ball is seeing my man," he says. "I just kind of forget I'm guarding somebody." He's so confident in his speed and leaping that he sometimes strays too far from shooters -- assuming he can recover.

Edwards is also, frankly, a bad rebounder who doesn't box out. That was a teamwide issue for Minnesota; the Wolves cannot count on Gobert to solve it alone.

But Edwards sees the game on defense. He calls out coverages. He has all the ingredients of the player Minnesota needs him to be. It's just a matter of harnessing them in time.

https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/insider/story/_/id/34825343/5-most-intriguing-players-nba-season
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/19/2022 7:42:10 PM   
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Good opening quarter. Unselfish team play on offense, very good defense…but against a pretty shitty team. OKC looks lifeless.

Edit: I see there’s new thread for new season. I’ll copy this over there.

< Message edited by Karl Juhnke -- 10/19/2022 7:52:06 PM >


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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/20/2022 2:53:51 PM   
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The Timberwolves had a 84.8 DRtg with Gobert on the court and a 141.4 with him off the court.... @TheDailyWolves

In simpler terms, the Wolves allowed 67 points on 32% shooting with Gobert on the court for 34.4 minutes, they scored 41 points in the other 13.6 minutes.
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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 10/20/2022 3:22:14 PM   
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I must say I really enjoyed seeing a good center out there doing everything and doing it well.
Then I saw Towns forcing it, dribbling into traffic flapping like a fish out of water, late in the game. As good as he is at times, he can look god aweful fighting through traffic.

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RE: Wolves 2022 Off Season and Draft - 11/5/2022 3:21:19 PM   
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Timberwolves' Rudy Gobert enters health and safety protocols
November 5th 2022 at 12:49pm CST by Rory Maher

Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Houston after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols, Minnesota announced.

According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Gobert was listed as questionable (illness) for Friday’s loss to Milwaukee, but wound up playing 30 minutes in the game and is now in the protocols, which isn’t a great situation for anyone involved. Gobert was famously the first known NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 in March 2020.

The league revised its COVID-related protocols over the summer and now requires testing for vaccinated players only when they show symptoms of the virus. Unvaccinated players still must be tested once per week. Players are subject to isolation measures after a positive test.

If Gobert registered a positive COVID-19 test, he’ll have to remain in the protocols for at least five days unless he records two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. A five-day absence would sideline him for games next week against the Knicks and Suns in addition to Saturday night’s contest, with a probable return next Friday at Memphis, assuming he’s feeling better by then.

The Wolves have had a rocky start to the 2022-23 season after their blockbuster trade to acquire Gobert from Utah in July, currently sitting with a 4-5 record. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year has been his normal productive self individually — he’s averaging 12.6 points, a league-best 13.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in nine games (32.2 minutes) — but the starting lineup has struggled offensively.

It was expected that there would be an acclimation period after the Wolves traded two starters in the Gobert deal, and that’s proved to be accurate. Losing Gobert temporarily certainly won’t help, but it’s worth noting that Minnesota started last season slowly and wound up making the playoffs after a second-half surge.

https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2022/11/wolves-rudy-gobert-enters-health-and-safety-protocols.html
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