Credit: nba.com
Credit nba.com

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Minnesota Timberwolves has an agreement with Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly to become the Timberwolves’ new President of Basketball Operations.

Free throws this season

78%
18,3
Points made: 18,3
Accuracy: 77,8%
Place in standings: 3
Record max: 35
Record min: 5
Most made FTs: Karl-Anthony Towns

The Timberwolves’ deal with Connelly will be a five-year, $40 million contract plus a kicker for equity. This major deal will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league.

Connelly will be expected to hire some of his own people, but he has a reputation for working well with others and likely will spend significant time evaluating the staff he inherits before making any major changes. 

Under Connelly’s leadership, the Nuggets have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, including the Western Conference finals in 2020.

He drafted Nikola Jokic in the second round and hired coach Michael Malone in 2015, saw Jokic blossom into a two-time MVP and built a deep roster around him that included draft hits Jamal Murray, Monte Morris, Bones Hyland and Michael Porter Jr. 

 

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