Timberwolves sign McLaughlin to two-way contract

Former USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin led the Timberwolves in scoring this summer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent point guard Jordan McLaughlin to a two-way contract,  as relayed by Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

McLaughlin stood out for the Timberwolves’ summer team, averaging 26.0 points and 5.0 assists.

He went undrafted out of USC in 2018, then signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

McLaughlin, 23, was waived before training camp and spent most of last season playing for the Nets’ G League affiliate on Long Island. He was one of the 80 players invited to the G League Elite Camp in May.

As of today, Jeff Teague and Shabazz Napier are the only point guards on the Timberwolves’ roster, perhaps opening the door for a young player such as McLaughlin.