Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell
20-Year-Old GuardG
Minnesota Timberwolves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted with the 43rd overall pick in 2019, Nowell joins the Timberwolves. The 6-foot-4, 202-pound sophomore out of Washington was voted Pac-12 Player of the Year on the back of 16.2 points (50.2 FG%, 44.0 3P%, 77.9 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals across 34.4 minutes. He projects as a quality three-point shooter at the NBA level considering he shot 90-for-227 (39.6 percent) across his 70 collegiate games. Arguably his best in-conference performance last season came during a Pac-12 Tournament victory over USC, where Nowell dropped 24 points on 13 shots, plus eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. With the Timberwolves, Nowell will compete against the likes of Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver for reserve minutes at shooting guard. There seems to be a chance that Nowell could be an every-night rotation player if everything goes right. While it probably won't result in fantasy relevance during his rookie season, Nowell makes for an intriguing dynasty league option. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.7 million contract with the Timberwolves in August of 2019. Contract includes $1.93 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Jaylen Clinton Andrew Nowell was born in Seattle in 1999. Both of Nowell's parents, Lanie and Mike, played collegiate basketball at Clark Atlanta University. Nowell attended Garfield High School in Seattle, the same school that produced former NBA guards Brandon Roy, Will Conroy and Tony Wroten. As a sophomore, he averaged 23.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, helping Garfield to the Class 3A KingCo Championship. As a junior, Nowell's 17.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game netted him USA Today All-Washington second-team honors. After high school, Nowell took his talents to the University of Washington, choosing to play for the Huskies over the likes of Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Oregon. You can follow him on Twitter @JaylenNowell.

College/International Summary

Nowell was named the 2019 Pac-12 Player of the Year and was picked for the 2019 All-Pac-12 Tournament first team after a successful sophomore season at the University of Washington. The Seattle native helped lead the Huskies to the 2018-19 Pac-12 regular-season title as well as the conference tournament final before losing to Oregon. Nowell also helped Washington to the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. He led his team in points (16.2), assists (3.1) and rebounds (5.3) per game in 2018-19. Nowell announced his desire to enter the 2019 NBA Draft after two college seasons. He was selected in the second round (43rd overall) in the draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Moves past illness
GMinnesota Timberwolves
February 24, 2020
Nowell (illness) played 16 minutes in Sunday's 128-116 loss to the Nuggets, finishing with six points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists and one rebound.
After siting out Friday versus Boston because of the illness, Nowell was cleared in advance of Sunday's contest and gained entry into coach Ryan Saunders' rotation with point guard D'Angelo Russell (rest) sitting out. Russell is scheduled to play Monday in Dallas, making Nowell a prime candidate to drop back out of the rotation.
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Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 43rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Nowell began the season in the G League. Playing for the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota's G League Affiliate, Nowell averaged 21.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over 33 minutes in 26 games. On Nov. 6, Nowell made his NBA debut against the Grizzlies, playing just over a minute and finishing scoreless. He broke out on Jan. 1 against Milwaukee, scoring 12 points and adding two rebounds in just over 15 minutes of play. On Feb. 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers, Nowell scored five points while adding three assists -- helping Minnesota win by 27. In a Mar. 6 matchup against Orlando, Nowell scored 11 points and added two assists and one steal in 12 minutes. In his final game (Mar. 10 at HOU) before the suspension of the NBA season, Nowell posted two rebounds and one assist.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • August 6, 2019
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves
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Clear of injury report
GMinnesota Timberwolves
February 22, 2020
Nowell (illness) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game at Denver.
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Out with illness
GMinnesota Timberwolves
February 21, 2020
Nowell was ruled out for Friday's game against the Celtics due to an illness.
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Assigned to G League
GIowa Wolves   G League (Timberwolves)
January 29, 2020
Nowell was assigned to the G League on Wednesday.
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Called up by Minnesota
GIowa Wolves   G League (Timberwolves)
January 25, 2020
Nowell was recalled by the Timberwolves ahead of Saturday's game against Oklahoma City.
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Returns to G League
GIowa Wolves   G League (Timberwolves)
January 3, 2020
Nowell was assigned to the G League on Friday.
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