Free-agent wing PJ Dozier has been signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent PJ Dozier is signing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources tell ESPN. Dozier is coming back from a December 2021 ACL injury. Dozier played with Denver under new Wolves president Tim Connelly.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 17, 2022
Before suffering his season-ending injury last year, Dozier averaged 5.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in roughly 19 minutes a game.
After bouncing around his first few seasons, with stints in Oklahoma City and Boston, Dozier was able to find a home in Denver. Over the past three seasons, he's been able to carve out a niche as a wing defender and good-for-his-position rebounder.
With the loss of Jarred Vanderbilt (traded to Utah) and Josh Okogie (signed with Phoenix), there could be a pathway to earning regular season minutes if he proves healthy.
If the jumper comes around at all -- he's converted just 32.6% of his spot-up threes in his career, per Second Spectrum -- there's rotation-player upside here.