Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team’s finalized 2020 preseason schedule. The Wolves will play three exhibition contests, including two games at Target Center.
The Wolves will hit the Target Center court for the first during the preseason on Saturday, December 12 when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. The two teams will play again on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at Target Center. Minnesota holds a 3-2 overall record against the Grizzlies all-time in the preseason.
Minnesota wraps up its exhibition games with a contest at Dallas at American Airlines Center on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The Wolves’ preseason broadcast schedule, as well as well as the full 2020-21 season schedule will be announced at a later date.
Minneapolis-St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the team has re-signed forward Juancho Hernangómez. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Hernangómez appeared in 14 contests for the Timberwolves during the 2019-20 season, averaging 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in a career-high 29.4 minutes per game.
Hernangómez, 25, joined the Timberwolves after averaging 3.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 34 contests for Denver during the 2019-20 season In 2018-19, Hernangomez posted a then career-best average of 5.8 points on 43.9% shooting and 36.5% from deep, to go along with 3.8 rebounds in 70 games (25 starts).
The Madrid, Spain native has represented the Spanish National Team throughout his career since 2013 and most recently helped lead Spain to a Gold Medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup with now-current teammate Ricky Rubio.
Hernangómez was originally drafted by Denver with the 15th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Ashton Hagans to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Hagans, 21, appeared in 30 games as a sophomore for the University of Kentucky in 2019-20, averaging 11.5 points, a team-high 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and a team-high 1.93 steals. He led the SEC and finished 16th in the nation in assists, with his 6.4 apg ranking fourth in UK history for a season as a sophomore. One of four finalists for 2019-20 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, Hagan’s 1.78 career steals per game is third in Kentucky history, trailing only Rajon Rondo and Derek Anderson.
The Cartersville (GA) native led Newton High School to two regional championships and was named both Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year and Mr. Georgia Basketball. Hagans averaged 20.2 points, 10.7 assists, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals his final year in high school while leading Newton to the 7A state semifinals.