Minnesota re-signs Matt Ryan … in a two-way deal
The Minnesota Timberwolves are filling out their roster.
“The Minnesota Timberwolves have re-signed forward Matt Ryan (198 cm, 98 kg), according to Shams Karania of The Athletic.
The deal is a two-way deal that will keep Ryan in Minnesota on the same terms as last season. It also allows him to continue his NBA career.
Ryan turned pro in the 2021-2022 season. He spent most of his time in the G-League. At the end of the season, in February, he signed a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics, giving him a chance to play in the big leagues. He only appeared in one game, but he made it to the NBA.
He survived by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of last season. He earned his first full-time contract and became a legitimate big leaguer. Although he was released in early December during the season, he continued his career less than a week later in a two-way deal with Minnesota.
Ryan started 34 games for the Lakers and Minnesota last season. In 9.1 minutes per game, he posted 3.6 points (.370 .381 .833) and 0.8 rebounds. He wasn’t a standout performer, but he did his part off the bench by hitting shots when needed. He shot over 38% from three-point range last season.
When he played for the Lakers, he became a victory fairy with his game-winning buzzer-beaters. He scored in double figures for the first time in his career on Nov. 3 at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. It was also the first time in his Minnesota career that he scored 10 or more points in back-to-back games.
He also had to sit out a season in college due to transferring. He hoped to play in the G-League after college, but the coronavirus outbreak delayed 바카라사이트 the G-League and he contracted the measles. Still, he didn’t give up. His desire was so strong that he worked short-term jobs and taught basketball to make ends meet.
Realistically, it’s unclear how many opportunities he has to play in the NBA. And even when he did, it was usually after the game had been decided. But he got another chance, this time with Minnesota.