We’ve summarized what Minnesota Timberwolves fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.
In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.
Projected Roster Players
|James Johnson||$16,047,100||UFA, PO|
Projected Free Agents
|Malik Beasley||$8,195,142||Cap Hold – RFA|
|Aaron Brooks||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Juancho Hernangomez||$9,963,090||Cap Hold – RFA|
|Kelan Martin||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – RFA, 2W|
|Jordan McLaughlin||$1,445,697||Cap Hold – RFA, 2W|
|Evan Turner||$27,909,834||Cap Hold – UFA|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #1||$9,757,440|
|2020 Pick #17||$2,964,840|
|2020 Pick #33||No Cap Hold|
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception – $9,258,000
- Bi-Annual Exception – $3,623,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Do the Timberwolves guarantee all three of their non-guaranteed players? Naz Reid is a no-brainer. He became a rotation player by season’s end and now looks like a backup for Karl-Anthony Towns. Jaylen Nowell will probably be guaranteed as well. He’s got enough upside on a small enough contract. Jarred Vanderbilt is more of a question mark. Given the Wolves have no chance of cap space, they’ll probably bring him back as well.
- Will Minnesota be forced to match an offer sheet for either Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez? Both Beasley and Hernangomez could be interesting targets for the cap space teams this summer. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see either fetch an offer sheet and for the Timberwolves to have to swallow hard on matching.
- Does Minnesota stick with the first overall pick? Teams rarely trade out of the first pick. Minnesota has a lot of holes and there are no surefire stars. Could they trade back slightly and pick up some additional assets?
Projected Team Salary
Minnesota’s offseason is dependent on what they do at the draft and with their own restricted free agents. Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez played well after being acquired at the trade deadline. The should both be back, but big offer sheets could make the Wolves question matching. Kelan Martin and Jordan McLaughlin were two of the better Two-Way players, so they should both be back as well. And the draft holds plenty of intrigue, as Minnesota currently holds the first and 17th picks in the first round. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
-$50,233,622(23rd out of 30). $34,206,846 under the Luxury Tax.