Minnesota Timberwolves Roster 2020 Timberwolves Roster

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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 Jeff Teague Jeff Teague J. Teague 0
79
#25 PG 1 6' 2" 195 31 6/10/88 10th season Wake Forest
PG Jarrett Culver Jarrett Culver J. Culver
67
2 6' 7" 195 Rookie Texas Tech
PG Shabazz Napier Shabazz Napier S. Napier 13
76
#41 PG 3 6' 1" 180 28 7/14/91 5th season Connecticut
PG Jerryd Bayless Jerryd Bayless J. Bayless 8
69
6' 3" 200 31 8/20/88 11th season Arizona
PG Egor Koulechov Egor Koulechov E. Koulechov
67
Rookie
PG Brandon Randolph Brandon Randolph B. Randolph
67
PG Tyus Battle Tyus Battle T. Battle
67
PG Jared Terell Jared Terell J. Terell 3
67
6' 3" 227 24 2/10/95 Rookie Rhode Island
PG Barry Brown Barry Brown B. Brown
67
PG Jaylen Nowell Jaylen Nowell J. Nowell 0
67
6' 4" 202 Rookie Washington
PG Tyler Nelson Tyler Nelson T. Nelson
67
PG Mitch Creek Mitch Creek M. Creek 55
66
6' 6" 225 27 4/27/92 Rookie
SG Josh Okogie Josh Okogie J. Okogie 20
69
1 6' 4" 212 21 9/1/98 Rookie Georgia Tech
SG Tyrone Wallace Tyrone Wallace T. Wallace 9
68
#77 SG 2 6' 5" 198 25 6/10/94 2nd season California
SG C.J. Williams C.J. Williams C. Williams 12
70
3 6' 5" 226 29 2/6/90 2nd season North Carolina State
SF Robert Covington Robert Covington R. Covington 33
81
#25 SF 1 6' 9" 225 28 12/14/90 6th season Tennessee State
SF Andrew Wiggins Andrew Wiggins A. Wiggins 22
79
#9 SF 1 6' 8" 194 24 2/23/95 5th season Kansas
SF Jake Layman Jake Layman J. Layman 10
75
2 6' 9" 215 25 3/7/94 3rd season Maryland
SF Luol Deng Luol Deng L. Deng 9
72
3 6' 9" 237 34 4/16/85 15th season Duke
SF Treveon Graham Treveon Graham T. Graham 21
70
3 6' 5" 225 25 10/28/93 3rd season Virginia Commonwealth
SF Keita Bates-Diop Keita Bates-Diop K. Bates-Diop 31
68
#86 SF 6' 9" 229 23 1/23/96 Rookie Ohio State
PF Jordan Bell Jordan Bell J. Bell 2
74
#33 PF 2 6' 9" 224 24 1/7/95 2nd season Oregon
PF Jordan Murphy Jordan Murphy J. Murphy
67
C Karl-Anthony Towns Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns 32
89
#2 C 1 7' 0" 248 23 11/15/95 4th season Kentucky
C Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng G. Dieng 5
76
#47 C 2 6' 11" 252 29 1/18/90 6th season Louisville
C Naz Reid Naz Reid N. Reid
67

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.