Minnesota has been one of the more disappointing projects over the last few years, from the fallout with Jimmy Butler to the young picks who fail to turn into anything. Karl-Anthony Towns remains the building block for this team, but outside of that, they have a lot of young players still trying to make a name for themselves. They drafted Anthony Edwards first overall and will hope he can be an additional building block. The Timberwolves brought back Ricky Rubio to give some depth to D'Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley, who are the starting guards.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell D. Russell
#11 PG 1 6' 4" 193 24 2/23/96 7th season Ohio State
PG Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio R. Rubio
#56 PG 2 6' 3" 190 30 10/21/90 11th season
PG Jordan McLaughlin
Jordan McLaughlin J. McLaughlin
#75 PG 3 5' 11" 185 24 4/9/96 2nd season USC
PG Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell J. Nowell
#80 PG 3 6' 4" 201 21 7/9/99 3rd season Washington
SG Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley M. Beasley
#30 SG 1 6' 4" 187 24 11/26/96 6th season Florida State
SG Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards A. Edwards
1 6' 5" 225 19 8/5/01 Rookie Georgia
SG Josh Okogie
Josh Okogie J. Okogie
#18 SG 2 6' 4" 213 22 9/1/98 4th season Georgia Tech
SG Jarrett Culver
Jarrett Culver J. Culver
#60 SG 2 6' 6" 195 21 2/20/99 3rd season Texas Tech
SF Jake Layman
Jake Layman J. Layman
#44 SF 3 6' 8" 209 26 3/7/94 6th season Maryland
PF Jaden McDaniels
Jaden McDaniels J. McDaniels
1 6' 10" 185 20 9/29/00 Rookie Washington
PF Juan Hernangomez
Juan Hernangomez J. Hernangomez
#46 PF 2 6' 9" 214 25 9/28/95 5th season
PF Ed Davis
Ed Davis E. Davis
#96 PF 3 6' 9" 218 31 6/5/89 12th season North Carolina
PF Jarred Vanderbilt
Jarred Vanderbilt J. Vanderbilt
#63 PF 4 6' 9" 214 21 4/3/99 3rd season Kentucky
C Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns K. Towns
#5 C 1 6' 11" 248 25 11/15/95 7th season Kentucky
C Naz Reid
Naz Reid N. Reid
#87 C 2 6' 9" 264 21 8/26/99 3rd season LSU

2021 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.