The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised their third-year team option for the second-year player, Wendell Moore Jr., as announced in an official press release.
Moore, who was the 26th overall selection in the 2022 draft from Duke University, will now enjoy a guaranteed salary of $2,537,040 for the 2024/25 season.
The Timberwolves retain the option to decide on his fourth-year team option for the ’25/26 season until the end of October 2024.
Despite being just 22 years old, Moore had limited playing time during his rookie season in ’22/23, with only 153 regular-season minutes spread across 29 NBA games, averaging just 5.3 minutes per game.
Notably, he did not find a place in the Timberwolves’ lineup for their season opener on Wednesday.
In the previous season, Moore did receive some playing opportunities in the G League with the Iowa Wolves.
He participated in a total of 13 games, combining both the Showcase Cup and regular season, and played an average of 31.1 minutes per game.
During his G League stint, he showcased his skills, averaging 18.8 points per game, along with 4.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds.