As you know by now, Brandon Paul went undrafted in last week's NBA Draft and instead signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Of course, Brandon didn't sign an NBA contract, but instead signed a deal that will see him play with the Timberwolves summer league team.
Which is a good opportunity for him to catch on somewhere, if not with the Timberwolves. And Brandon plans on taking advantage of that chance.
"I'm excited to work hard and show what I can do," Paul told The Daily Illini. "I'm going to come in with a chip on my shoulder, though.
"They're pretty set at point guard. I'll come in and play the two and try and prove myself."
And that's precisely why Minnesota was a good landing spot for Brandon. The Timberwolves are a team that is loaded at the point guard position, but at the moment they only have one real shooting guard on the roster. With his size, length and shooting ability, Brandon could play his way onto the roster this summer if he consistently demonstrates the offensive ability he has.
Of course, as we are all well aware of, Brandon isn't always consistent in his game. He'll have monster nights and follow them up with games where his shot simply doesn't exist. Which probably played a role in him not being drafted.
The Summer League will take place in Las Vegas from July 12 through July 22.