After the NBA draft came and went, it seemed like Moses Kingsley was destined for a team in Europe. Now he’ll at least get a chance to make an NBA roster. The Minnesota Timberwolves were one of the last teams to finalize their summer league roster, and Moses made the cut.
For those who don’t know, the NBA’s Summer League is a chance for young players to get a taste of the NBA play, and for teams to figure out their last couple of roster spots. So Moses will have a shot at being a Timberwolf, but it’s going to be difficult.
Right now they have nine players on their roster, including first round draft pick and center Justin Patton. Five of those are power forwards and/or centers. In a league that is getting smaller, that means space is going to be tight for Kingsley.
However, one of two things could happen. First, Patton underwent surgery for a broken foot and will be out indefinitely. This could open the door for Kingsley on Minnesota’s roster. Second, Moses could ball out during the Summer League and catch the eye of another team. That team could pick him up should Kingsley not sign with Minnesota.
Both of those scenarios involve Kingsley having a great Summer League, so he will need to have his best stuff out in the desert. Minnesota’s first Summer League game will be this Saturday on NBATV, and they’ll play again on Sunday and on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. CT for those interested.