5:03pm: The signing is official, according to a team press release.
3:35pm: Undrafted rookie Jordan Murphy, who has spent much of the summer working out with the Timberwolves, will sign an Exhibit 10 contract with Minnesota and be in training camp with the club, reports Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Murphy, a 6’6″ forward, averaged a double-double in each of his final two years playing college ball at Minnesota, putting up 14.4 PPG and 11.0 RPG in 36 games (31.1 MPG) in 2018/19.
Although he wasn’t selected in the draft, Murphy caught on with his local team for Summer League play, appearing in seven games in Las Vegas with the Wolves’ squad. He averaged 8.9 PPG and 4.9 RPG in just 14.0 minutes per contest.
The Timberwolves currently have 19 players under contract and also have a reported agreement in place with undrafted rookie Tyus Battle. The team can’t exceed 20 players, so if the team intends to sign both Battle and Murphy, another player will have to be waived at some point.
The Wolves have 15 players on guaranteed contracts and have filled both of their two-way contract slots, so the idea of Murphy earning a regular season roster spot may be a long shot. Krawczynski suggests the rookie forward is a candidate to end up with the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s G League affiliate.