PJ Dozier Signs With Timberwolves

SEPTEMBER 26: The Timberwolves have officially signed Dozier, finalizing their training camp roster, the team announced in a press release.

SEPTEMBER 17: Free agent swingman PJ Dozier is signing a contract with the Timberwolves, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.

The former Nuggets wing tore his ACL in December. He was cleared for full basketball activities in mid-June.

Noted for his defense, Dozier emerged as a key reserve for Denver in recent years, appearing in 97 games from 2019-21. He averaged 6.7 PPG and 3.1 RPG on .408/.321/.676 shooting in 19.0 minutes per contest.

After Dozier was injured, he was traded from the Nuggets to the Celtics in January, then to the Magic at the February trade deadline. Orlando waived him shortly after acquiring him, making him an unrestricted free agent.

New Timberwolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly is naturally quite familiar with Dozier since he was Denver’s top exec up until this offseason.

Minnesota already had 19 players on its roster — 12 with fully guaranteed salaries, three with partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed standard contracts, two on Exhibit 10 deals, and two more on two-way pacts. Dozier will fill the 20th spot for now.

Terms of Dozier’s contract were not disclosed, but it’s likely to be a non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed contract, giving him the opportunity to fight for a spot on the 15-man opening day roster.

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