Nadir Hifi will play in the Summer League with the Timberwolves

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Giannis Askounis

07/Jul/24 17:22

After being cut from the Olympic team of France, Nadir Hifi is heading to the NBA 2K25 Summer League

By Eurohoops Team/

Removed from the training camp of the senior national team of France in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games, 21-year-old combo guard Nadir Hifi immediately bounced back. In a quick turnaround, he will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2024 NBA 2K25 Summer League.

Coming off a brilliant campaign with Paris, Hifi tallied 16.6 points, 2.4 assists, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per contest over 23 appearances in the 2023-24 edition of the BKT EuroCup. He added 15.4 points per game over 49 appearances across all competitions in France.

The Wolves announced the Summer League roster, including Hifi, on Sunday. Besides the recently-crowned EuroCup champion with Paris, Dutch undrafted rookie Jesse Edwards also features on the list.

Per the press release: “The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team’s roster for the NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas. The Wolves open their summer league slate with a contest against the New Orleans Pelicans on July 12 at Thomas & Mack Center. The game will tip at 4:00 p.m. CT and be broadcast on ESPN2.

The roster is headlined by forwards Josh Minott and Leonard Miller and 2024 NBA Draft first round selections Rob Dillingham and Terrence Shannon Jr. This year’s team will be coached by Timberwolves Assistant Coach Chris Hines.


No. Player Pos. Ht.* Wt.* Birthdate Prior to NBA/Previous Team/Country Yr.
17 James Bishop IV G 6-2 190 01/17/00 George Washington/USA R
0 Jaylen Clark G 6-4 203 10/13/01 UCLA/Timberwolves/USA R
15 Javonte Cooke G 6-3 187 07/11/99 Winston-Salem/Iowa Wolves/USA R
4 Rob Dillingham G 6-3 176 01/04/05 Kentucky/USA R
40 Nojel Eastern G 6-6 220 05/26/99 Purdue/Iowa Wolves/USA R
14 Jesse Edwards C 6-11 240 03/18/00 West Virginia/Netherlands R
67 Nadir Hifi G 6-1 180 07/16/02 Paris Basketball (France)/France R
22 Gabe Kalscheur G 6-4 194 06/10/99 Iowa State/Iowa Wolves/USA R
25 Jaedon LeDee F 6-9 240 07/25/99 San Diego State/USA R
33 Leonard Miller F 6-10 214 11/26/03 NBA G League Ignite/Timberwolves/Canada 1
8 Josh Minott F 6-8 202 11/25/02 Memphis/Timberwolves/USA 2
12 Daishen Nix G 6-3 231 02/13/02 G League Ignite/Timberwolves/USA 4
00 Terrence Shannon Jr. G 6-6 225 07/30/00 Illinois/USA R
31 Tyler Wahl F 6-9 225 03/07/01 Wisconsin/USA R
20 Joe Wieskamp G 6-6 212 08/23/99 Iowa/Maine Celtics/USA 3
13 Kok Yat F 6-8 193 06/12/03 Overtime Elite/USA R

*Heights and Weights from previous team/last season

From July 12-22, all 30 NBA teams will play at least five games, including four games from July 12-19.  After each team’s first four games, the top four teams will advance to participate in the playoffs, beginning with a semifinal doubleheader on Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m. CT and 3 p.m. CT on ESPN.  The two winning teams from the semifinal games will meet in the championship game on Monday, July 22 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

The four playoff teams will be determined by winning percentage in each team’s first four games, with tiebreak criteria available here.  The 26 teams that do not advance to the four-team playoff will play a fifth game on either Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 21.

This summer will mark the 17th NBA Summer League in Las Vegas appearance for the Wolves (2006-10, 2012-19, 2021-23) where they are 42-43 all-time.

All 76 games of the 11-day competition will air live on television on ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+ and ESPN3) or NBA TV.  Every game will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.

Fans can buy tickets by clicking here.


DATE               OPPONENT                 LOCATION                   TIP (CT)   TV

July 12             New Orleans                 Thomas & Mack            4:00 p.m.  ESPN2

July 14             Indiana                         Cox Pavilion                  4:30 p.m.  NBATV

July 16             Philadelphia                  Cox Pavilion                  7:00 p.m.  ESPN2

July 18             Houston                        Thomas & Mack            10:00 p.m. ESPN

From Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, the Timberwolves will host a 2024 Summer League mini-camp prior to the start of the NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas. Select Timberwolves coaches and the team’s Summer League roster will be made available to the media at the conclusion of each practice. Updates on timing and availability will be distributed the day prior.”

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