The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired forward Jake Layman in a sign and trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Layman will get a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Timberwolves.
Portland restricted free agent F Jake Layman is signing a three-year, $11.5M deal with Minnesota, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Minnesota is acquiring Layman in a sign-and-trade agreement with the Blazers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2019
The 25-year-old Layman was a second-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, who has played all three of his NBA seasons with Portland. He averaged 7.6 points per game last season.
Portland will be bringing on a lot of forwards and big men when free agency deals become official, which resulted in Layman being traded. The Timberwolves will get a player who can come off the bench and stretch the floor for the team.