The Wolves finished up NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas on Friday. If you stayed up late to watch them most or all of the time, you truly are starved for basketball.
But you also probably saw this: First-round pick Josh Okogie filled up the stat sheet and was exactly the kind of defensive presence the team could use on the perimeter.
Granted, his shooting (just 30 percent) was poor and this was just Summer League. But in averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and two blocks per game, Okogie showed how he can be a valuable contributor right away.
In a three-minute highlight video compiled by the Wolves, Okogie's shot blocking — particularly at the rim — stood out. He launched several fast breaks with his defense, including a block at the rim at the 40-second mark where he controlled the ball after the block and threaded the needle with a beautiful long bounce pass for an open court dunk.
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