Timberwolves Allow Former 1st Rounder To Become Free Agent

The Minnesota Timberwolves will not be submitting the qualifying offer to a former first-round draft pick (20th overall) allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

 23-year-old Josh Okogie has been with the T-Wolves for four seasons, averaging 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds, in about 20 minutes per game over 244 contests.

The move is not unexpected, as Okogie is unlikely to generate any offers on the free agent that would approach the $5.8M qualifying offer. He fell out of head coach Chris Finch's rotation this season, going from starter to one of the last guys off the bench.

He's known more for his defense on the perimeter, and there's always the possibility that the Wolves could bring him back on a lesser contract. 

There are teams that could value his defense, and in fact, the Utah Jazz were said to be interested in him in February at the trade deadline. 

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