Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Jarrett Culver has already turned heads in the organization for his tireless work ethic. Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas got to work at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, and his lottery pick was already walking out of the gym after finishing his morning workout:
Rosas said he came into the office at 630 this morning. Walking out? Jarrett Culver after a workout.
— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) July 18, 2019
Culver has already expressed his drive to win, and now he is performing the action needed to back it up:
“You see what they’re building … I’m trying to win just as bad as these coaches and everyone else.”
The shooting guard out of Texas Tech was picked No. 6 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. He comes to the Timberwolves fresh off an extremely impressive sophomore year in which he averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Coming into the league, the biggest question mark for Culver is his jump shot. He shot only 30.4 percent from beyond the arc in his last college season. However, with Culver's work ethic, we could see him develop a serviceable 3-point shot sooner rather than later.
Culver joins a Timberwolves team that hasn't done much winning lately. The team failed to make the playoffs last year, even with one of the most talented players in the league in Karl-Anthony Towns on their roster.
The Texas Tech product will add to the depth around Towns and could develop into a star himself. If he continues to work at the rate he is now, it wouldn't be a shock to see Jarrett Culver develop faster than expected.