Minnesota Timberwolves Roster 2020 Timberwolves Roster

16-37, 5th in West Northwest

After a chaotic start to last season because of the Jimmy Butler trade demand, the Minnesota Timberwolves found themselves out of the playoff race relatively early last season. It was not at the fault of Karl-Anthony Towns, however, as he averaged 24.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game while posting the most efficient season of his young career. Other than that, it is hard to find too many bright spots in this roster, and they haven’t been able to do much to improve because of their major salary commitments to both Towns and former number 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG D'Angelo Russell D'Angelo Russell D. Russell 0
#13 PG 1 6' 3" 196 23 2/23/96 5th season Ohio State
PG Jordan McLaughlin Jordan McLaughlin J. McLaughlin 6
#110 PG 2 5' 10" 169 23 4/9/96 Rookie USC
PG Evan Turner Evan Turner E. Turner 1
#67 PG 4 6' 5" 218 30 10/27/88 10th season Ohio State
SG Jarrett Culver Jarrett Culver J. Culver 23
#18 SG 1 6' 5" 194 20 2/20/99 Rookie Texas Tech
SG Josh Okogie Josh Okogie J. Okogie 20
#42 SG 2 6' 3" 211 21 9/1/98 2nd season Georgia Tech
SG Malik Beasley Malik Beasley M. Beasley 5
#44 SG 2 6' 3" 196 22 11/26/96 4th season Florida State
SG Jacob Evans Jacob Evans J. Evans 12
#62 SG 3 6' 3" 209 22 6/18/97 2nd season Cincinnati
SG Allen Crabbe Allen Crabbe A. Crabbe 9
#75 SG 3 6' 5" 211 27 4/9/92 7th season California
SG Jaylen Nowell Jaylen Nowell J. Nowell 4
#45 SG 5 6' 3" 194 20 7/9/99 Rookie Washington
SF Kelan Martin Kelan Martin K. Martin 30
#75 SF 2 6' 5" 233 24 8/3/95 Rookie Butler
PF Juan Hernangomez Juan Hernangomez J. Hernangomez 41
#53 PF 1 6' 9" 218 24 9/28/95 4th season
PF Omari Spellman Omari Spellman O. Spellman 4
#66 PF 2 6' 7" 244 22 7/21/97 2nd season Villanova
PF Jarred Vanderbilt Jarred Vanderbilt J. Vanderbilt 3
#82 PF 2 6' 9" 213 20 4/3/99 2nd season Kentucky
PF James Johnson James Johnson J. Johnson 16
#46 PF 3 6' 7" 238 32 2/20/87 11th season Wake Forest
PF Jake Layman Jake Layman J. Layman 10
#63 PF 3 6' 7" 207 25 3/7/94 4th season Maryland
C Karl-Anthony Towns Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns 24
#2 C 1 6' 11" 246 23 11/15/95 5th season Kentucky
C Naz Reid Naz Reid N. Reid 11
#90 C 3 6' 9" 262 20 8/26/99 Rookie LSU

2019-2020 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Questions 2019

Can This Roster Keep KAT Happy?

In this new era of player movement in the NBA, teams are waiting to pounce on the next disgruntled star who wants off of his team. Given the situation, don’t be surprised if Towns will soon want out of Minnesota. While he is on contract through 2023, it’s hard to see the Timberwolves making any moves towards the top of the loaded western conference anytime soon, and it could be understandable for Towns to push for a move to a contender while he is entering the prime of his career. From Minnesota’s perspective, they have no incentive to make any dramatic moves just yet but seeing the hauls that teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder got for Anthony Davis and Paul George it could be wise to explore the market while its hot.

What to do about Andrew Wiggins?

When the Timberwolves traded away Kevin Love for the rights to draft Andrew Wiggins in 2014, they believed they were going to get a young athletic wing that could blossom into one the best scorers in the NBA. Five years later, and the results have been discouraging at best. Wiggins is coming off a 2019 campaign that saw him post career lows in efficiency rating, true shooting percentage, and win shares, which is the exact opposite trend of what you would usually like to see from a young player. And to make matters worse, Wiggins is set to make roughly $30 million per year over the next for years, making it tough to trade him while also limiting the flexibility to add other pieces to the roster. If Wiggins can develop into the player he was supposed to be, then everything changes, but right now he is hurting the franchise more than he is helping.

How can Jarrett Culver Contribute?

In probably the biggest move of the offseason for Minnesota, the team decided to trade up to get Jarrett Culver with 6th selection of the draft. Culver, the former Big 12 Player of the Year, was the leader of a Texas Tech team that made it all the way to national championship game, and he was the biggest reason for it. He improved significantly between his freshman and sophomore seasons, as he saw his scoring average increase from 11.2 to 18.5 points per game while showing off his playmaking abilities with an impressive assist percentage of 26.1%. He did struggle from behind the 3-point line as he shot only 30.4% from that range, so that will be the main obstacle for Culver to overcome during his rookie season.