Timberwolves and Naz Reid reach 3-year, $42 million deal ahead of free agency

Naz Reid isn’t going anywhere.

After his best season to date, the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal to keep Reid from being freed, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Reid averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting nearly 54 percent from the field, all career highs. for the Timberwolves after breaking his wrist in March in a hard fall after trying to throw a dunk against the Phoenix Suns.

The 23-year-old was not drafted from LSU and began a two-way contract with the Timberwolves in 2019. He was expected to enter free agency later this month after his initial 6-year contract expired, $1 million over four years.

Now Reid will earn around $14 million per season and be with the Timberwolves for at least the 2025-26 season.

Naz Reid

Naz Reid was expected to enter free agency later this week. (David Berding/Getty Images)

The Timberwolves reached the playoffs for a second straight year last season, something the franchise hadn’t done since 2004. beat the Timberwolves. 4-1 in the first round.

NBA free agency will officially begin on June 30.

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