bluesalt

June 27th, 2014 at 10:57 AM ^

This does not mean he's signed a contract with the Timberwolves for the upcoming season, or even will join them for training camp. He will play with their summer league team (mostly rookies, second-year guys, and some vets who are trying to get noticed and picked up) for up to 5 games. He's free to sign a contract with any team beginning July 10th, the first official day free agents of any level of experience can sign.

The Orlando summer league ends July 11th , the same day as the Vegas league starts. If he hasn't gotten at least a training camp invite to Minnesota by that day, it's not uncommon for players to leave the Orlando league early and head to Vegas. A different set of NBA teams will have teams in Vegas.

LSAClassOf2000

June 27th, 2014 at 10:59 AM ^

We know he wanted an opportunity to begin to build a path into the pros, and here it is. This is excellent news, of course, and hopefully he gets the opportunity to not only play with a Michigan teammate but do so in the regular season if the Wolves happened to pick him up (it's summer league, so nothing is in writing, I think). He's already set up well for success after basketball through his education, but it will be fun to see how long he can do what he has said he would do - stay in basketball as long as possible. 

BlueCube

June 27th, 2014 at 11:13 AM ^

they could have guaranteed that Love would stay. Of course it may have affected draft decisions also but could have created a major conundrum for me at least.

bronxblue

June 27th, 2014 at 11:18 AM ^

Good for him.  A bit of a longshot to make the league, but then again I don't think people expected him to have as good of a career as he has.  Hell, he got a letter from POTUS - might as well dream big.

EastCoast

June 27th, 2014 at 11:21 AM ^

He gets an opportunity, and that's what matters.

JMo has always made the most of his opportunities. This MAY be a bridge too far, but if any undersized, less athletic center is capable of making the leap, then JMo is.

Worse comes to worse, he could probably play overseas. A high school classmate of mine who has a similar build as JMo (but likely with a lower basketball IQ) is currently playing pro overseas. Their standards are notably lower.

Either that, or JMo could use his Michigan engineering degree and make more money than most of the second rounders will make!

bluesalt

June 27th, 2014 at 11:44 AM ^

The D league conducts its own draft in November, after the NBA teams have set their roster. He's playing with Minnesota for a week. The sad fact is that the majority of undrafted rookies on a summer league team don't even get a training camp invite, so its more likely than not he'll never set foot in Minnesota as a Timberwolf.

bluebyyou

June 27th, 2014 at 12:14 PM ^

Morgan is one of those good guys who did things right.  If kama means anything, he will find himself playing in the NBA.  

Congrats Jordan!!!

wayneandgarth

June 27th, 2014 at 12:50 PM ^

Beautiful.  I'm a Twin City resident and a T-wolves fan.  Excited now that I may see both GR3 and JMo in action.  I wouldn't put it past JMo to eventually make it to the NBA.

AlwaysBlue

June 27th, 2014 at 1:16 PM ^

defy those who said, in his last few games, that he'd be destroyed by his opponent's bigs it's hard to bet against him now. He makes up with smarts what he lacks in athleticism. It would be great to see him get at least a couple of years in the league.

CLord

June 27th, 2014 at 6:40 PM ^

Man now I have to add the T-Wolves as a team to root for alongside the Pistons, Jazz, Thunder and Kings...  Sorry THJr, but the Knicks?  Never.