In his second NBA season, Josh Okogie saw action in 62 games for the Timberwolves, averaging 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per contest -- all career-bests. Okogie also added 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocks per game, while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 79.6 percent at the line. The shooting guard scored in the double digits 24 times and topped 20 points once. Okogie made his season debut on opening night, Oct. 23, and scored 11 points with three rebounds in a narrow win over Brooklyn. On Nov. 13, he put up six points and a season-high 10 rebounds in a win over San Antonio. On Feb. 5, Okogie put up a career-high 23 points against Atlanta. Okogie scored in double-figures four times in his final 10 games before the NBA season was suspended on Mar. 11. In that span, he topped out with 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal against Orlando on Feb. 28. In a Mar. 3 win over New Orleans, Okogie netted 11 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes. The Georgia Tech product started 28 games, including the final 15 games of the season before the hiatus. The Timberwolves did not participate in the NBA Bubble.2018
Drafted No. 20 overall by the Wolves, Okogie bounced in and out of Minnesota's starting lineup in 2018-19 before locking down the shooting guard spot on Jan. 2; he then started the final 45 games of the season. The Georgia Tech product averaged 7.7 points per game over 23.7 minutes, though his output rose to 8.5 per game after he entered the starting lineup for good. His highest scoring output was 21 in a winning effort over the Suns on Jan. 22; he equaled that mark twice more over the course of the season. Okogie pulled down a season-best 11 rebounds against the Raptors on Oct. 24. He averaged 1.2 steals per game, which tied him for 33rd in the NBA. Okogie also led the Timberwolves with 88 total steals. He was selected to take part in the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge, scoring 13 points in 18 minutes for the World Team in that game.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 2, 2018Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves