Minnesota Timberwolves takes in Former Lakers Sharpshooter Matt Ryan on two-way NBA contract

The transfer of a favourite player is unacceptable sometimes. Fans have lots of emotion for the club and their players. But, players know better about their next move. Former Lakers Sharpshooter Matt Ryan made a tough decision recently.

It didn’t take long for Matt Ryan to locate a new job. The undrafted sharpshooter has signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, per reports. This comes only a week after he was dismissed by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ryan’s early success was a bright spot for the Lakers, who otherwise didn’t have much to cheer about. Ryan went undrafted in 2020 and spent that year working as a gardener at a cemetery and as a delivery person for DoorDash until being picked up by the Celtics last year. After signing a non-guaranteed contract in the summer, the Lakers decided to keep him on the roster for the start of the season based on his performance in training camp and the preseason.

Ryan only played in 12 games, but his 13 3-pointers will go down in Lakers history as maybe the season-defining basket. He hit a 3-pointer in the last seconds of regulation time against the Pelicans, sending the game to overtime. The Lakers ended up winning, changing their record from 2-10 to 1-11 that was their recovery.

With the trade deadline approaching on December 15th, the Lakers waived Ryan to provide roster space. Since he was cut, they have not substituted anybody else in. As the Lakers pursue their quest for reinforcements surrounding LeBron James and Anthony Davis, he will get a new start with a Minnesota squad that desperately needs shooting.


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