Timberwolves Sign Naz Reid To Two-Way Deal

JULY 5: The Timberwolves have officially signed Reid to a two-way deal, the team announced today in a press release.

JUNE 21: The Timberwolves have reached an agreement to sign rookie free agent Naz Reid to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

Reid, who declared for the draft after his freshman year at LSU, was considered a strong candidate to be selected on Thursday night, but went undrafted. According to ESPN’s big board, the young forward/center was the eighth-best prospect who was still available at the end of the night.

Reid will enter the NBA after having recorded 13.6 PPG and 7.2 RPG in 34 games (27.2 MPG) during his first and only season with the Tigers. He’ll be able to officially sign his two-way contract after the new NBA league year begins.

Jared Terrell and C.J. Williams occupied the Wolves’ two-way slots during the 2018/19 season, but are both free agents this summer. Reid’s deal indicates that at least one of the two won’t be back.

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7 thoughts on “Timberwolves Sign Naz Reid To Two-Way Deal

  1. x%sure

    Culver, Nowell, Reid… at the expense of Saric… from a middling draft position… Gd job Rosas/Layden

  2. C-Daddy

    Most mocks had him projected as a late first rounder. Surprised he went undrafted.

  3. kenly0

    Surprised he didn’t get drafted. Imo, one of the best bigs available last night.

    • x%sure

      I had him first round like others but he consistently fell… not to mention literally: sprained an ankle on a layup working out for the Sixers… and check out the photo… link to inquirer.com
      IMO: Reid needs to choose between good hedging and good weed bushes. I think they’re related. And fixable, when he sees lesser players than him get the jobs.

      • x%sure

        *Related oppositely. Get off the rec drugs and get tough & aware. He could be quite a good NBA player but is week on defending P&Rs.

  4. Naz Reid is a solid pick up for the Wolves. He is 6’10 and 240 pounds but can actually space the floor or play in the paint. He shot 33.3% on 3s in college. Not exactly great but means he’s capable and training with KAT that number could improve. He’s also a really good ball handler, he can dribble pass and create space for others. Scouts were calling him a ‘Boom or Bust’ prospect and questioned his motor and physical skill set but if the Timberwolves give him tie he could be a really good stretch 4/5 with playmaking skills

  5. Wade Herbers

    Wolves get a look at some young talent risk free. They are going nowhere this year so invest in youth , find out what they are capable of and then when Teague/Deng are off the books and you’ve drafted another young talent possibly invest in free agency.

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