Minnesota’s Case For Mike Conley Jr.
As mentioned before, the Timberwolves had at least two different reasons for wanting to get rid of D’Angelo even though he had been playing at a very high level.
The first reason was that he was becoming increasingly negative about Rudy Gobert’s play, even in the middle of games. The other one was that the Timberwolves were not planning to sign him this offseason and still wanted to get something for him before letting him walk for free.
It made sense for the Timberwolves to pursue Mike Conley Jr., if only for the fact that he got along well with Rudy Gobert in Utah. He also helped Gobert perform at a different level on the offensive side of things. Mike Conley has not been filling the stat sheet in his games with the Timberwolves but he has been an encouraging team player.
In his three games with Minnesota, he has averaged seven points, 1.7 steals, six assists, and two total rebounds per game. This season for Utah he was averaging 10.7 points, one steal, 7.7 assists, and 2.5 total rebounds per game.