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Video: Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie completes alley-oop off a catch from near halfcourt

Josh Okogie

During the Los Angeles Clippers contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wolves rookie Josh Okogie caught an alley-oop from halfcourt from Jeff Teague.

Okogie this season has been excellent for the Wolves. He’s averaged 22.4 minutes, scoring 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 35.7 percent from the field and 25.4 percent from beyond the arc. His efficiency is going to go up with time. The guard has the potential to be at least a solid rotation player for years to come.

The Wolves this season have had a lot of up and downs and roster turnover. They first traded away their all-star guard Jimmy Butler to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was clear he wanted out of Minnesota and his relationship with ownership had gone bad.

Then the Wolves fired head coach Tom Thibadeau once hearing that former Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg might take a head coaching gig in the college circuit. He’s been a target to replace Thibadeau from Glen Davis and ownership for a while now.

Though the team has struggled, playing under Ryan Saunders has at least let Karl-Anthony Towns get more touches on offense. There is better morale and a bright future for the team.

On the other hand, the Clippers have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference. They just traded away their star Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers. Owner Steve Balmer and the front office are collecting assets and opening cap space to acquire a big name free agent or two this upcoming offseason.