Bolmaro is finalizing a four-year, $11.8 million contract with the Timberwolves and is expected to officially sign the deal later this week, freelance NBA reporter Dane Moore reports. General manager Gersson Rosas hinted shortly after the 2020-21 season that Bolmaro -- the No. 23 overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft -- would be making the move from Europe to the NBA ahead of the coming season, but Minnesota has moved slowly to officially announce the swingman's signing. The decision to delay Bolmaro's addition likely has more to do with the Timberwolves wanting to maintain extra flexibility with its available roster spots, but he looks like he'll be in the fold well before training camp gets underway. The 21-year-old from Argentina spent the past campaign with Spanish club FC Barcelona, averaging 2.9 points per game on 42 percent shooting from the field in limited playing time over 30 EuroLeague contests.
Timberwolves general manager Gersson Rosas said in a May 3 interview with 100.3 FM KFAN: The Fan Twin Cities that he expects Bolmaro to sign with the team during the offseason. "We've got a player we drafted last year who will be coming next year," Rosas said, in reference to Bolmaro. The No. 23 overall pick of the Knicks in the 2020 NBA Draft, Bolmaro's rights were acquired by Minnesota on draft day. The Timberwolves stashed him overseas for 2020-21 to preserve roster flexibility, but Rosas believes the 20-year-old wing from Argentina is ready for the NBA level after impressing in a limited role in the EuroLeague ranks. Through his 28 appearances with FC Barcelona, Bolmaro is averaging 2.8 points, 1.2 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per contest.
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