NBA shooting guard Jaylen Nowell’s free agency was a particularly strange storyline in the 2023 offseason.
The former Minnesota Timberwolves player is having a career year but still needs to find a new team before the 2023-24 season.
The 24-year-old Nowell averaged 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds for the T-Wolves last season, becoming an important part of the team’s second unit.
But he has been on the market since his four-year, $6.6 million rookie contract with the T-Wolves expired.
According to rumors, the former Washington star attracted interest from the Dallas Mavericks earlier this summer.
But NBA insider Marc Stein later reported that wasn’t the case.
Most recently, Nowell was linked to the Golden State Warriors.
The Dubs reportedly invited the 6-foot-2 guard to a practice in September.
But he was said to be one of many NBA veterans who attended the session.
The group also included Kent Bazemore, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Dewayne Dedmon, Will Barton, Stanley Johnson and Derrick Favours HoopsHype.
The same socket in June claims that the Timberwolves were open to signing and trading deals with Nowell.
Minnesota selected the talented scorer in the second round of the 2019 draft after he averaged 16.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a sophomore at Washington.
His performance earned him the title of Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Nowell played primarily for the Iowa Wolves of the G League in his first two NBA seasons.
But over the last two years, he has become an important player for Minnesota outside of his role.
The 2023 NBA preseason begins on October 5, about three weeks before the start of the 2023-24 season on October 24.