The Minnesota Timberwolves are still making roster moves in early September, inking Luol Deng to a one-year, $2.4 million deal:
Free agent Luol Deng has reached agreement on a one-year, $2.4M deal with Minnesota, pending physical, per league sources.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 10, 2018
Deng famously played under Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls from 2010-14. Under Thibodeau, the Timberwolves rostor also features former Bulls Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, and Derrick Rose.
Despite adding Deng, Minnesota is considering adding more veteran talent, including former volume scoring guard Monta Ellis:
Wolves continue to do due diligence on available vets even after locking up Deng. Monta Ellis, Brandon Paul and Brandon Rush among those to work out, @ShamsCharania and I hear.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 10, 2018
Ellis last played in the NBA in 2016-17, when he averaged 8.5 points per game for the Indiana Pacers. In his 12 year career, Ellis averaged nearly 18 points per game for the Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, and Golden State Warriors. Ellis averaged nearly 25 points per game for the Warriors during a two-season stretch from 2009-11.