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.
NEWS: @Timberwolves Sign Naz Reid to Contract Extension
Full release: https://t.co/0vxWhz5EMh
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) June 28, 2023
Timberwolves center Naz Reid has agreed on a new three-year, $42 million deal with a player option, his agents Sean Kennedy and Jeff Schwartz of @excelbasketball tell ESPN. Undrafted out of LSU, Reid had his best season with 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/YtBjdggxMa
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 25, 2023
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.