Timberwolves announce NBA Summer League roster
First-round pick Justin Patton won’t play in the NBA Summer League for the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a foot injury, but a few big names from the college basketball world look to lead the roster.
Perry Ellis, who starred at Kansas and Marcus Paige — the UNC product who hit the incredible game-tying 3-pointer in the 2016 national championship — will play for the Timberwolves in Las Vegas.
|No.||Player||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Prior to NBA/Country|
|3||V.J. Beachem||F||6-8||201||Notre Dame/USA|
|30||Deonte Burton||F||6-5||250||Iowa State/USA|
|25||Matt Costello||F||6-9||245||Michigan State/USA|
|6||Marcus Paige||G||6-1||175||North Carolina/USA|
|14||C.J. Williams||F||6-5||230||North Carolina State/USA|
All 13 players are rookies. The Timberwolves will play in three preliminary games before the tournament begins on July 12. Minnesota assistant coach Ryan Saunders will serve as head coach once again. In 2016, Saunders led the team to a title game appearance, and Tyus Jones was named Most Valuable Player.