MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Luka Garza #55 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates his basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter of the game at Target Center on January 14, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Cavaliers 110-102. 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 Re-Sign Luka Garza 

Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has re-signed forward Luka Garza to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. 

The 6-10 forward completed his second season in the NBA, first in Minnesota where he appeared in 28 games, averaging 6.5 points on 54.3% shooting from the field, and 35.9% from three and 2.3 rebounds. Garza shined in back-to-back games for the Wolves this season, scoring a career-high 25 points in Utah on Feb. 8 and grabbing a season-high nine rebounds the previous night, Feb. 7, in Denver.  

Garza appeared in 15 games (all starts) for the Iowa Wolves this season, averaging 30.7 points, on 63.3% shooting from the floor and 47.1 from deep, 10.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists game. After being selected as a captain for the NBA G League Next Up Game, Garza led Team Luka to a 178-162 win over Team Scoot in Salt Lake City on Feb. 19 as part of the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend. He was named MVP after scoring 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting along with eight rebounds in 21:15 minutes of action. 

The Washington D.C. native spent four seasons at the University of Iowa, where he ended his college career as Iowa’s all-time leading scorer (2,306 points), marking the seventh-highest scoring total in Big Ten history. Garza earned unanimous 2020-21 National Player of the Year honors after averaging 24.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 blocks and 31.6 minutes per game in 31 games during his final season. Additionally, he was named a two-time unanimous All-America First Team selection (2020-21 and 2019-20) and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2020-21 and 2019-20). 

Garza was originally selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 52nd overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.