The Minnesota Timberwolves are apparently leaving no stone unturned as they look to add depth to their roster with Wednesday’s news they will sign guard Will Conroy. Conroy tweeted that he “can’t wait” to join former University of Washington teammate Brandon Roy in Minnesota, but something more official from the team should come soon.
Conroy last played in the NBA during the 2009-2010 season with the Houston Rockets, playing in five games and averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 assists per game. He also saw action during the 2006-2007 season with the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers, and played in a total of seven games with those two teams while barely filling the stat sheet (1.3 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game combined).
Conroy has extensive experience in the NBA’s D-League, with a total of 204 games played over six seasons, and he has averaged 17.4 points, 8.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game playing for three D-League Teams over that span. He has also spent time playing in Italy during the 2007-2008 season and Turkey in 2011 before landing back in the D-League prior to last season.
The speculation is that the Timberwolves will bring Conroy in on a partially guaranteed contract with an invite to training camp, but with the glut of guards the team has–even with Ricky Rubio’s status up in the air–he has an uphill climb to make the final roster. The fact that he will turn 30 in December and has such minimal NBA experience on his resume is also likely to do him no favors. Of course, an impressive performance during training camp and preseason games could change things, along with injuries around him, but fans should not look for Conroy in a Timberwolves uniform on opening night.