The Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to assign forward Leonard Miller and guard Wendell Moore to their G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves. This assignment was made official on Sunday through the team’s PR department.
Leonard Miller, who inked a four-year, $8.3 million contract with the Timberwolves in July, has garnered attention for his remarkable rebounding ability and unique on-ball skills, standing tall at 6-foot-9.
However, despite his promising abilities, the 33rd overall pick in the 2023 Draft will undergo further development in the G League, primarily due to the congestion in Minnesota’s frontcourt, with Naz Reid already serving as a backup.
Miller notably made a significant impact during the team’s Summer League, and in their recent game against the Miami Heat, he came off the bench, making a noteworthy contribution within a brief 2-minute appearance.
Wendell Moore, whose third-year option was recently exercised by the Timberwolves, is also joining the G League affiliate.
In the previous season, Moore gained valuable experience in the G League with the Iowa Wolves, playing a total of 13 games, which included both the Showcase Cup and regular season, and averaged 31.1 minutes per game.
During his time in the G League, he showcased his skills by averaging 18.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game.