Drew Timme Has Found His First NBA Home

Drew Timme #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs stands on the court during the second half against the Connecticut Huskies in the Elite Eight Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 25, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The 6-foot-10-inch Drew Timme, who played four seasons of college ball at Gonzaga University, was one of the more intriguing big players in the 2023 NBA Draft.

But for some reason, despite scoring 21.2 points per game on 61.6 percent shooting last season for the Bulldogs, he went unused.

However, Timme will get a chance to prove he belongs in the NBA, as the Milwaukee Bucks have decided to offer him an Exhibit 10 deal as an undrafted free agent, according to Shams Charania.

The Exhibit 10 contract allows an NBA team to evaluate a prospect and possibly move him in a two-way deal, while only paying him the league’s minimum salary.

Timme grew up in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex and first attracted the attention of scouts in high school.

He came off the bench for Gonzaga as a freshman, but joined their starting lineup the following year and excelled from that point.

He is a capable scorer with his back to the basket, and he also has a powerful mid-range offensive game.

Scores against Timme are that he is not athletic enough, and he is not a good defender; Other than that, he doesn’t have much to speak of about his 3-point shot.

For the Bucks, Brook Lopez, their starting center and a key member of their roster over the last five years, is about to become a free agent, and there is a chance he will leave.

If Timme leaves, perhaps he can help fill the void that will be created if Lopez decides to sign with a different team.

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