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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 4.9 4.0 48.0 1.2 0.2
Post Season 3.8 3.8 77.8 0.8 0.2

Top Luka Garza News

  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Converted to standard deal

    The Timberwolves converted Garza's two-way deal to a standard NBA contract Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    As a two-way player, Garza had been splitting time between the NBA and G League level season, making 21 appearances for Minnesota and 14 for the Iowa Wolves. He's seen a slight uptick in opportunities with the Timberwolves since Karl-Anthony Towns underwent surgery just over a month ago to address a torn meniscus, but Garza is still averaging a modest 7.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.7 minutes over his last seven outings. By moving him off his two-way deal to a standard NBA contract, Garza will now be eligible to play in the postseason, though the Timberwolves could have Towns available by that point.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Rare appearance Friday

    Garza posted no counting stats in one minute during Friday's 111-98 win over Denver.

    Garza closed the game Friday, logging one minute in garbage time. He has been a non-factor once again this season, averaging 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per game. Even with Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined due to a knee injury, Garza has been unable to carve out a meaningful role.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Plays 11 minutes

    Garza contributed eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and one rebound over 11 minutes during Monday's 114-104 win over the Jazz.

    Garza saw some rare floor time Monday, as Rudy Gobert (ribs) did not play and Naz Reid left the game early with a head injury. Garza made the most of his limited minutes and is someone whom fantasy managers in very deep leagues can monitor while Gobert and Reid are being evaluated.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Scores nine points in 10 minutes

    Garza racked up nine points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes during Sunday's 120-109 loss to the Lakers.

    Garza saw minutes in the second half and made his presence felt on the offensive end, hitting a buzzer-beater in the third and finishing with nine points despite playing less than an entire quarter. The Timberwolves are dealing with absences in the frontcourt, and if Rudy Gobert (hamstring) ends up missing Tuesday's matchup against the Clippers, Garza could be in line for a bigger role as Naz Reid's primary backup.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Available for Friday

    Garza (back) will be available for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Garza will be back after a one-game absence, but he's not typically in the rotation for Minnesota.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Questionable for Friday

    Garza (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Rockets due to back spasms.

    Garza is in danger of missing his second straight contest due to back spasms. However, his potential absence shouldn't affect Minnesota's rotation.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Ruled out Wednesday

    Garza (back) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Pelicans.

    Garza has been downgraded from questionable to out for Wednesday's contest. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Houston.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Tending to back issue

    Garza is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans with low back spasms.

    Garza hasn't played at the NBA or G League level since making a two-minute cameo for the Timberwolves on Dec. 20, and because he hasn't been featured on the injury report over the past two weeks, his appearance Wednesday is presumably the result of something that cropped up during practice. Even if Garza can move past the back issue ahead of Wednesday's 8 p.m. ET tipoff, he's unlikely to see any playing time unless the game turns into a blowout.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Recalled from G League

    The Timberwolves transferred Garza to the NBA roster from the G League's Iowa Wolves on Saturday.

    Minnesota plays the Pacers on Saturday night, and Garza will provide the frontcourt with some emergency depth. He's not guaranteed any minutes.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Leads offense again in win

    Garza notched 38 points (14-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and in block over 34 minutes in Friday's 136-113 win over Cleveland.

    Garza again led Iowa in scoring while ending one rebound short of a double-double along with a handful of assists in an all-around showing. Garza has averaged 36.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks over 36.1 minutes in three outings at the G League level this year.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Heads back to NBA

    Garza was transferred from the G League's Iowa Wolves to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

    Garza was sent to Iowa on Wednesday morning to practice with the G League club, but he'll rejoin the Timberwolves a few hours later. He's been on the fringes of the rotation for the parent club this year and shouldn't see significant minutes moving forward.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Transferred to parent club

    Minnesota transferred Garza to the NBA club from the G League's Iowa Wolves on Tuesday.

    Garza, Daishen Nix, Leonard Miller, Josh Minott and Wendell Moore were all sent to the G League earlier Tuesday to presumably practice but have since returned to the NBA club. Garza has made four NBA appearances this season, but he's yet to play more than five minutes in any contest.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Dominates in G League win

    Garza tallied 37 points (14-21 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and one block over 38 minutes in Friday's 125-117 win over Windy City.

    Garza dominated in the G League season-opener against the Bulls, leading all Wolves players in scoring and rebounds while finishing three points short of the 40-point mark in a double-double appearance. Garza has played well in his time in the G League stemming back to last season as he bounces between the G League and the NBA again to start this year.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Shines against Maccabi

    Garza compiled 30 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-12 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a block across 32 minutes in Tuesday's 138-111 preseason win over Maccabi.

    Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch gave minutes to several players who are competing for the final roster spots, and there's no question Garza stood out, leading the team in scoring while showing he can handle a more prominent responsibility if needed. Garza is competing for a backup spot in the frontcourt, though minutes will be hard to find with Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert and Naz Reid on the roster as well. Don't be surprised if Garza starts the 2023-24 season in the G League.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Scores in double figures off bench

    Garza generated 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds and one block in 11 minutes during Thursday's 111-99 preseason win over Dallas.

    Garza saw limited playing time off the bench Thursday but had plenty of looks from the floor, as he was one of three players on the team to finish with double-digit field-goal attempts. Garza rejoined the Timberwolves on a two-way deal in early July, so he'll likely split time between the G League and parent club during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Sticking with Minnesota

    Garza re-signed with the Timberwolves on a two-way contract Sunday, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Garza spent the 2022-23 campaign with Minnesota on a two-way deal, and he made enough of an impact to earn another two-way contract with the club. He made 28 appearances with the NBA club last year and averaged 6.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game.

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  • Timberwolves' Luka Garza: Returns to NBA club

    Garza was transferred from the G League's Iowa Wolves to the NBA club Sunday.

    Garza posted 47 points and 15 rebounds in Iowa's final regular-season game, but the team is out of the playoff picture, so the big man will fill his typical reserve role for the Timberwolves during the final weeks of the NBA regular season. Garza posted 31.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.8 assits and 1.3 blocks across six G League contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 243 lbs
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Age: 25
School: Iowa
Experience: 2