Minnesota Timberwolves Depth Chart 2019 Timberwolves Depth Chart

27-30, 11th in West Northwest

at NY

12:30 am GMT, 2/23

Blood ran thick this off-season for the Timberwolves. The team could not avoid the turmoil between Jimmy Butler and current players. Butler criticized his teammates for lack of effort, trying to ignite the flame in younger guys like Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. The revival of former Chicago Bulls influences continues to be a structure Tom Thibodeau favors. He brings back Derrick Rose to revitalize a bench role late into his career. Rose reunites with Butler and Gibson, two players he was able to work through his offense in Chicago. The point guard position if Jeff Teague's to lose, limiting the impact of the Rose signing. Former Bull, Luol Deng and a slew of rookies round the additions to this core in 2018-19. Most of the rookies' size-up their counterparts nicely, allowing for them to learn from the possessed craft of these current superstars. There is no shortage of talent in the starting lineup. There are 4 All-Star caliber players that start for this team nightly. The attention created within the organization this off-season does not abide well to learned chemistry. Trust is going to have to be earned once again amongst teammates and everyone is going to have to buy into this system for the team to succeed in the West.

Offense Depth Chart

Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG

Top 3 Minnesota Timberwolves Depth Chart Questions

Q: Does Tyus Jones claim the sixth man role?

A: The team really depleted anything they had going in the second unit. Guys like Jamal Crawford, Shabazz Muhammed, and others are long gone. Jones has proven he can be a starting point guard in this league. His ball skills and defensive presence are enough to prompt any coach to get him in their rotations. He also has a favorable forward in Gorgui Dieng to occupy the paint and spread the ball. He can adopt a leadership role in this second unit to influence the impact of the young bench.

Q: Can Butler work through his frustrations?

A: Jimmy has already made it publicly known that he is not happy with the team's effort. His criticisms are noted and his points are valid. He believes the team is full of superstars that just need to show their stuff each night. Someone needs to ignite this team, so if it takes a player, coach, or friend of the program, they better figure it out sooner than later.

Q: How much usage can the first unit bring?

A: When listing the bench options, there are few guys that are going to bring heavy minutes with consistent play. Rose and Deng are veterans but won't get the minutes at this point in their careers. It is hard to hang heavy usage on rookie players because they are still learning how to progress in this system. The starters are going to need to provide the team with heavy work, so they can stick within contests. The bench can only provide so much, and it may take a decent portion of time for this unit to build rapport with one another.