According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s report today, the Minnesota Timberwolves have signed a contract with 25-year-old former Denver Nuggets guard P.J. Dozier.
Dozier has been with the Nuggets since 2019, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in three seasons. While he was able to play a role in the Nuggets’ rotation, he played in just 18 games after suffering a torn left ACL last season, averaging 5.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.6 rebounds per 18.9 minutes per game. Assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks. He shot 31.3 percent from 3-point range and 36.4 percent from the field.
Due to Dozier ‘s injury problems, the Nuggets decided to waive him and traded him to the Magic in a three-team trade with the Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs before the league’s trade deadline this year. However, the Magic fired him immediately, and Dozier waited for a contract as a free agent last season.
At the same time, in the offseason, Nuggets president Tim Connery also parted ways with the team and joined the Timberwolves. Austin Rivers rallied to his own camp, and now Dozier is the third former Nuggets player Connery has signed.
Free agent PJ Dozier is signing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources tell ESPN. Dozier is coming back from a December 2021 ACL injury. Dozier played with Denver under new Wolves president Tim Connelly.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 17, 2022
It is reported that with the addition of Dozier to the Timberwolves’ lineup to full capacity to 20 players, it seems that Dozier has become the last signing of the team’s lineup. However, the Senlan Wolves signed a total of 12 guaranteed contracts in the 20-man roster. Since the Timberwolves officials have not disclosed the terms of the contract signed by Dozier, whether the agreement covers no guarantees or partial guarantees will be released by the team. latest news.
At this stage, Dozier has recovered 100%. It is believed that he will regard the Timberwolves as his next target, and have the opportunity to win the Timberwolves’ quota for the new season and improve the team’s backcourt depth.