MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - NOVEMBER 08: Luka Garza #55 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on against the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter at Target Center on November 08, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Pelicans 122-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Timberwolves Convert Luka Garza to Standard NBA Contract

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has converted center Luka Garza’s two-way contract to a standard NBA contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Garza, 6-10, has appeared in 21 games for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 4.2 points on 47.8% shooting, including 30.0% from three and 1.2 rebounds in 5.2 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in just 9:28 minutes of action against the Toronto Raptors on April 3.

The Washington D.C. native saw action in three NBA G League games this season with the Iowa Wolves, owning averages of 36.7 points on 57.4% shooting, including 33.3% from three, 12.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 36.0 minutes per contest. Garza scored a season-high 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists against the Cleveland Charge on Dec. 15, after finishing with 35 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and a season-high three blocks against the Charge on Dec. 14. Garza was named to the 2024 NBA G League Next Up Game during the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, his second consecutive season receiving the honor.

The University of Iowa product has appeared in a total of 80 career NBA games (five starts) over three seasons with the Detroit Pistons and Timberwolves, averaging 5.5 points on 48.1% shooting, including 33.3% from deep and 2.3 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game. Garza has scored 20+ points on five occasions, including a career-high 25 points on Feb. 8, 2023, in Utah.