Thanks to their unexpectedly aggressive moves to strengthen their existing squad, the Minnesota Timberwolves are snoozing peacefully in the centre of an NBA cyclone that they themselves created.
The Timberwolves traded Rudy Gobert, an All-Star centre, to the Utah Jazz for four picks, a pick swap, and five players in what might have been a coldly calculated risk. The Timberwolves have now added a veteran rim protector who perfectly suited their roster.
The Timberwolves, however, pushed the opening bid on any number of players looking to be traded this off-season so astronomically high that the Timberwolves single-handedly shut down the NBA Trade market in what may have been one of the most brilliant, coldly calculated moves of the NBA in this century.
Below is everything we know about the former Warriors star pick signing with the new team.
Eric Paschall officially signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves made their two-way contract signing with Eric Paschall official on Saturday, 30th July 2022.
Timberwolves PR stated: “Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Eric Paschall to a two-way contract. Per team policy, the terms of the agreement were not released.
“Paschall, 6-6, spent last season with the Utah Jazz where he averaged 5.8 points on 48.5% shooting and 1.8 rebounds per game in 58 games (three starts).”
The Golden State Warriors selected the former Villanova standout as their 41st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He had 14.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game average in his first campaign. He was a second-round pick, which is typically a fantastic accomplishment for late draft picks, and he also made the All-Rookie Team.
He played for the Warriors for two seasons before being moved to the Utah Jazz, where he played the previous season. He is now a part of the Timberwolves, a group that is unquestionably headed in the right direction.
With a 46-36 record, they qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the seventh seed in the Western Conference last season (they also beat Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers in the play-in tournament game).
They hadn’t been in the playoffs since the Jimmy Butler-era 2018 season. Rudy Gobert, an All-Star centre for the Jazz and one of the NBA’s top defenders, was added by trade this offseason.
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