Josh Okogie
Josh Okogie
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Minnesota Timberwolves
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Okogie made incremental improvements as a sophomore. The defensive-minded guard/wing saw 25.0 minutes per game, averaging 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 combined steals-plus-blocks. Moving forward, the hope should be that Okogie develops into an average offensive player whose fantasy value is buoyed by his steal and block numbers. For example, in the 11 games that he saw 30-plus minutes last season, he averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 combined steals-plus-blocks. But It's not clear whether he'll be able to garner that type of run regularly in 2020-21, especially if the Timberwolves draft a backcourt player and/or bring Malik Beasley back. Jarrett Culver is also in the fold. For now, Okogie is likely best suited as a deep-league flier in fantasy, who is mainly a dynasty target. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.43 million contract with the Timberwolves in July of 2018. Timberwolves exercised $2.77 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019. Timberwolves exercised $4.09 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020.
Personal Bio

Josh Okogie was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1998. The fourth of five children born to Pius and Antonia Okogie, Josh moved with his family to the United States when he was almost three years old. He tried out basketball just for fun at the age of eight and immediately fell in love with the sport. Okogie spent three years starting at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia, leading the Generals to a 28-4 mark and the program's first-ever state semifinal appearance as a junior. As a senior, he was even more prolific, carrying Shiloh to a 24-6 record and the Region 8-AAAAAA championship. He was named the Gwinnett Daily Post's Player of the Year for both of those seasons, all while maintaining an honor-roll-level 3.8 GPA. Okogie carried that academic mindset with him to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he majored in business administration. He is also a champion of community service, having received a 2018 ACC Top 6 for Service award for his dedication to community service and outreach programs. You can follow Okogie on Twitter @CallMe_NonStop and on Instagram @callme_nonstop.

College/International Summary

Okogie was named to the 2017-18 All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team in his second college season after being named to the 2016-17 ACC All-Freshman squad. As a sophomore at Georgia Tech, Okogie ranked fourth in the ACC in points (18.2) per game. Besides leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring, he paced the team in steals per game (1.8) as well. He also ranked second on the team in both rebounds (6.3) and assists (2.5) per game. Okogie 16.1 points per game in his first college season ranked third in the ACC among freshmen. Following his sophomore season, Okogie entered the 2018 NBA Draft. He was selected in the first round (20th overall) in the draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Coming off bench Friday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
May 7, 2021
Okogie will come off the bench Friday against the Heat.
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Both Ricky Rubio and D'Angelo Russell will start Friday, and Okogie will be pushed to the bench. In 16 appearances off the bench this season, he's averaged 3.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 16.0 minutes.
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2019

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.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 2, 2018
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Okogie had a much larger role in his rookie season than anticipated. The Georgia Tech product played in 74 games, starting 52 of them thanks in large part to a litany of injuries that plagued the Timberwolves. Okogie contributed minimally on the offensive end of the floor, putting up 7.7 points, 2.9 points and 1.2 assists in 23.7 minutes per game. Okogie struggled mightily with his shot, shooting just 38.6 percent from the field and 27.9 percent from three, though he is just 20 years old with a lot of room to grow in his second season. He made an impact on defense with 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks per contest, and his effort on that end of the floor makes him an interesting fantasy prospect heading into 2019-20 if he can improve his shot and maintain a level of consistency on offense. Okogie is a candidate to open the season as the starting small forward, and an uptick in minutes is a strong possibility.
Okogie was taken with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 draft, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to crack the rotation for the notoriously veteran-favoring Tom Thibodeau. Chances are, he'll spend much of the year learning behind Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague, and he could ultimately make much more of an impact in the G League. The Georgia Tech product was one of the more impressive players at the Draft Combine in May, and his combination of strength and athleticism makes him a high-upside player on the defensive end in the long-term. The 6-4 Okogie averaged 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.8 combined steals/blocks as a sophomore last season, and he knocked down 38 percent of his 4.2 three-point attempts per game.
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Adds six points Thursday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
April 29, 2021
Okogie recorded six points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and six rebounds during Thursday's win versus the Warriors.
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Sinks three three-pointers
FMinnesota Timberwolves
April 15, 2021
Okogie finished with 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two blocks in a 130-105 loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
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Scores season-high 16 points
FMinnesota Timberwolves
April 9, 2021
Okogie posted 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four steals, three rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes during Friday's overtime loss to the Celtics.
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Starting Friday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
April 9, 2021
Okogie is listed in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Celtics, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
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Officially available Friday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
April 9, 2021
Okogie (personal) is available for Friday's game against the Celtics, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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