It was a long summer for Melo Trimble and his NBA outlook, but any doubt has ceased. On Tuesday, it was announced that the former Maryland guard signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The announcement was first announced by Adrian Wojarowski and then confirmed by multiple sources.
Undrafted Maryland guard Melo Trimble has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 1, 2017
Throughout the NBA Summer League, Trimble spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers. Seeing light action both in Utah and Las Vegas, Trimble made use of his time on the court. His best performance was in Vegas where he played in three of the team's five games. Averaging 13.7 minutes, he shot 60 percent from the field for 10.3 ppg and also reeling in 1.3 steals a game.
Originally the former Maryland standout signed with the Philadelphia 76ers after draft night as a free agent. Having an abundance of young talent on their roster, Trimble just did not have as big of an impression. Obviously Minnesota felt differently.
With a loaded roster for the Timberwolves, that was the highlight of fee agency, he will have to compete with other guards already on the roster Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Tyus Jones, and Jamal Crawford.
According to the report, a portion of the contract is guaranteed that is an incentive for Trimble to stay with the team and perhaps work without a roster spot.
Minnesota does happen to have a G-league team in the Iowa Wolves that could be a potential landing point for the guard. For the time being though, he is the third point guard on the Wolves depth chart.