This past week the Wolves announced that they have come to terms with a few players that may or may not have a large role with the club this coming season.
Glenn Robinson III signed a guaranteed contract with the club this week, likely cementing his spot on the opening day roster. Whether or not that is in street clothes or a uniform is likely to be determined during his performance in the preseason. The biggest question on Robinson might be what jersey number he is going to where as he was introduced with the #22 jersey. That has since been claimed by some Andrew Wiggins guy on the club. I’m not sure if you have heard much about him.
The Wolves also announced that they have signed Kyrylo Fesenko and Brady Heslip to non-guaranteed contracts. Both players played on the Wolves’ Summer League club and had their moments. After Summer League I thought that Fesenko did enough to warrant serious attention for a roster spot, particularly without knowing what the specifics were in a forthcoming Kevin Love deal. Heslip had a brief moment or two in Summer League that warranted some consideration as well, but it would be a stretch to consider him a “lock” to make the opening night roster.
There is an added wrinkle that could be of benefit to Fesenko’s chances of making the Wolves opening night roster. It is being reported that the Wolves are offering Eric Bledsoe a max contract. There could be a sign and trade to be considered in which Bledsoe comes to Minnesota for Nikola Pekovic and filler. Not to hijack the above signings, but there are a lot of different scenarios that could be considered here and we are better off talking about that later this weekend and in a separate write-up.
Do you think Robinson, Fesenko, and/or Heslip will be on the opening night roster? Let’s go Wolves!