Timberwolves, Deng Adel Agree To Camp Deal

The Timberwolves have reached an agreement with undrafted forward Deng Adel, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Adel will sign a training camp contract with Minnesota.

A former Louisville standout, Adel entered the 2018 draft after a junior year in which he averaged 15.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 2.8 APG with a .448/.350/.786 shooting line for the Cardinals. While he wasn’t selected on draft night, Adel always seemed like a candidate to catch on with an NBA team for training camp — ESPN’s Jonathan Givony ranked him as the 78th-best prospect in this year’s class.

While Adel looks like a candidate to end up with Minnesota’s G League affiliate – the Iowa Wolves – if he’s released before the NBA regular season begins, it’s possible he’ll have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the 15-man roster.

Currently, the Wolves only have 13 players on standard NBA contracts, including 12 on guaranteed deals and one (James Nunnally) with a partial guarantee. That leaves at least one opening – and perhaps two – on Minnesota’s regular season roster. The team figures to continue filling out its 20-man offseason roster with more contenders for those slots.

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