Jake Layman
Jake Layman
25-Year-Old ForwardF
Minnesota Timberwolves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Layman joined the Timberwolves in a three-year, $11.5 million sign-and-trade deal after spending his first three seasons with the Trail Blazers. He averaged career highs in points (7.6) and rebounds (3.1) in 2018, playing 18.7 minutes off the bench on a loaded Portland team. He played more games in his third season (71) than he did in his first two years combined (70), notching 33 starts. Despite the expanded role, Layman was often a low-usage, inconsistent player and actually saw his production fall when in the starting lineup. However, he did have a few big games, and Layman averaged 19.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal in the four games in which he saw at least 30 minutes. He could see more playing time with the Wolves in 2019-20, with a sixth-man ceiling if he can make a leap. Still, he's likely only worth drafting in deeper fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $11.5 million contract with the Trail Blazers in July of 2019. Traded to the Timberwolves in July of 2019.
Grabs seven boards in 26 minutes
FMinnesota Timberwolves
October 17, 2019
Layman supplied seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, and one assist in 26 minutes during Thursday's 118-96 loss to the Bucks.
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Layman continues to draw starts next to Andrew Wiggins along the wing. However, Layman will likely be pushed for minutes by the likes of reserves such as Josh Okogie, Jarrett Culver, Tyrone Wallace, Keita Bates-Diop, and Treveon Graham, among others.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Layman logged 35 games for the second time in as many seasons during the 2017-18 campaign, but he actually saw a drop in his already minuscule playing time. The Maryland product tallied just 4.6 minutes per contest and was an overall non-factor. He’s shot under 30.0 percent during each of his first two pro seasons as well, and he remains buried on the power forward depth chart heading into training camp. Layman did see plenty of opportunity in Las Vegas Summer League play (23.1 minutes across seven games), and despite solid numbers – 13.4 points (on 57.0 percent shooting), 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals – he isn't guaranteed a spot on the final roster.
Selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Layman came into the 2016-17 campaign with low expectations. That made his relatively unsuccessful rookie season not much of a surprise, as the 23-year-old forward averaged just 2.2 points across 7.1 minutes. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Layman is still buried on the depth chart. While the Trail Blazers traded away Allen Crabbe, guys like Evan Turner, Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu should dominate the minutes at the two forward spots, limiting Layman's ability to see the court. He should see an increase in games played, but unless he displays a much-improved shot (29.2 percent from the field and 25.5 percent from the three-point line), Layman is unlikely to have much of a role in the team's regular rotation.
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Starting Tuesday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
October 15, 2019
Layman is starting Tuesday's preseason contest against the Pacers, Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official site reports.
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Keeps pace in job battle
FMinnesota Timberwolves
October 14, 2019
Layman turned in 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 17 minutes during the Timberwolves' 131-101 preseason win over Maccabi Haifa on Sunday.
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Point per minute in preseason loss
FMinnesota Timberwolves
October 11, 2019
Layman supplied 17 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 17 minutes during the Timberwolves' 143-123 preseason loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
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Signs with Minnesota
FMinnesota Timberwolves
July 3, 2019
Layman will sign a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Timberwolves, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Headed for restricted free agency
FPortland Trail Blazers
June 25, 2019
The Trail Blazers extended a qualifying offer to Layman on Tuesday, making him an restricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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