2023 Free Agency

Naz Reid agrees to new 3-year deal with Timberwolves

The backup big man, who went undrafted in 2019, has inked a new contract to stay in Minnesota.

Naz Reid averaged a career-high 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds for Minnesota during the 2022-23 season.

Timberwolves forward-center Naz Reid has agreed on a new deal to stay in Minnesota, the team announced. The three-year deal includes a player option and is worth up to $42 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

After going undrafted in 2019, Reid signed with the Timberwolves on a two-way contract that offseason. Since then, Reid has emerged as a key backup option in Minnesota behind star centers Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert.

The fourth-year forward-center led the Timberwolves in scoring in six games during the 2022-23 season, and averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game with 53.7% shooting from the floor — all career highs. He proved to be particularly viable when Towns missed 52 games with a severely strained right calf muscle.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.