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. The Timberwolves were not one of the 22 teams selected to resume the season in the NBA bubble.
June 20, 2019Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
August 6, 2019Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves