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Timberwolves' summer league roster announced

To Vegas!



22 Marqus Blakely G 6-5 225 San Mig (Philippines) R
4 Lorenzo Brown G 6-5 186 NC State R
8 Kee Kee Clark G 5-11 185 Umana Vienza (Italy) R
5 Gorgui Dieng C 6-11 245 Louisville R
23 John Holland G 6-5 205 Cajasol (Spain) R
6 Robbie Hummel F 6-8 215 Blusens (Spain) R
12 Othyus Jeffers G 6-5 200 Iowa 2
3 Chris Johnson F 6-11 210 LSU/NBDL 3
40 Phil Jones C 6-10 255 LA/NBDL R
44 Solomon Jones F 6-10 245 Liaoning (China) 7
30 Demitri McCamey G 6-3 200 Fort Wayne/NBDL R
15 Shabazz Muhammad F 6-6 225 UCLA R
33 Brandon Paul G 6-4 200 Illinois R
43 Luke Sikma F 6-8 235 Autocid Ford (Spain) R
24 Mychel Thompson F 6-7 215 Sioux Falls/NBDL 1

A few of the more notable names:

Bazz and Dieng are our first round picks, obviously, so they figure to get the most feature in Vegas. Robbie Hummel was our second rounder from last year, and Lorenzo Brown out second rounder from this year. Chris Johnson is under a guaranteed contract from last season. He's a servicable third center who costs less than $1mil, so no reason not to hang onto him.

Marqus Blakely has been all over the NBDL and had very brief stints with Houston and LAC. Solomon Jones was drafted out of South Flordia and has played for Atlanta, Indiana, LAC, and New Orleans. Brandon Paul is one of the more notable undrafted free agents, who spent the last three year at Illinois. Mychel Thompson is indeed the son of Mychal Thompson, the first overall pick of the 1978 draft, which also makes him the brother of GSW guard Klay Thompson. And Othyus Jeffers has seen time with Utah, San Antonio, and most recently Washington, which makes him a candidate for Saunders' mystery hero player.


Wolves' first summer league game is Saturday the 13th against the NBDL Select team. Sounds like the games will be broadcast on NBA TV. Bazz is the storyline here, as this will be the first time we'll see him in an almost-NBA setting where he'll have to actually do things like share the ball and cheer for his teammates.