In less than a week, new Minnesota Timberwolves draftees Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones will don Wolves jerseys for the first time in the opening weekend of the Las Vegas Summer League.
Today, the Timberwolves announced who would be joining them on the trip. Some faces on last year’s roster are listed, including Zach LaVine, Adreian Payne and Lorenzo Brown.
Some old friends to the Timberwolves, especially in regards to Summer League, are back on the roster. Othyus Jeffers, who played a pair of regular season games with the Wolves in 2013-14, played for the Wolves’ SL squad that summer prior. Sharpshooter Brady Heslip is also back after a strong summer league/training camp showing with the Wolves a year ago.
Here’s the full rundown of the roster, which will be coached by Wolves assistant Ryan Saunders:
Anthony Bennett was a name that might have made sense, but he is expected to compete in this summer’s Pan-American games in Toronto this summer, taking up the large majority of his offseason competition. Names like Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng were also mentioned, but it was ultimately decided to keep them off the team this summer.
Per Timberwolves PR:
TIMBERWOLVES PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
|July 10||Los Angeles Lakers||Thomas & Mack Center||7:30 p.m.|
|July 11||Chicago Bulls||Thomas & Mack Center||5:30 p.m.|
|July 13||Utah Jazz||Thomas & Mack Center||9:30 p.m.|
* Following the preliminary round, the Wolves will participate in a tournament which starts on July 15 and concludes with the Championship Game on July 20. Each team is guaranteed at least two games in the tournament for a total of at least five games.