The Minnesota Timberwolves have been around in the land of a thousand lakes since 1989. They have 961 wins to 1451 loses. That’s a 38 percent winning percentage. In the 30 years in the National Basketball Association, the Timberwolves have nine playoff appearances. The longest playoff run that they have made was to the Western Conference Finals. Other than that the Timberwolves had eight straight first-round exits from 1996-2003.
All-Time Minnesota Timberwolves
Point Guard – Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio was a magician when he played point guard from 2011 to 2016. His play is that of Jason Kidd. A true point guard that can thread the ball into any passing lane. He is second all-time in assists in wolves history with 2991.
Shooting Guard – Anthony Peeler
Anthony Peeler played for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1997 to 2003. He did one thing very well for the Timberwolves. He was a pure shooter and his main job was to score. The player that he reminds of is Kyle Korver. Peeler had an excellent three-point percentage of 37 percent. In addition to his three-point prowess, his mid-range percentage was also very high.
Small Forward – Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins is a current star on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster. He was drafted in 2014 and he made an immediate impact in the NBA. He made the rookie of the year and all-rookie team. Wiggins has already topped the record books in Timberwolves history. In his five years in Minneapolis, he has averaged 19.5 points per game and has shot 44 percent from the field.
Power Forward – Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett put the Minnesota Timberwolves on the map. He played for the Timberwolves from 1995 to 2007. This 15-time All-Star leads the Timberwolves franchise in almost every category. Garnett is number one in offensive and defensive win shares. Also, he is number one in offensive, defensive, and total rebounds. He is also the franchise leader in blocks, assists, steals, and field goals.
Center – Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns has been incredible with Minnesota. Towns was drafted by the Timberwolves in 2015. He has had two All-Star selections and has been selected to an All-NBA team. Towns has the potential to be way more dominant than he already is. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22 points per game. He is also third all-time in offensive and defensive rebounds in Timberwolves history.
Guard – Stephon Marbury
One of the fan favorites from the Minnesota Timberwolves is Stephon Marbury. He played for the wolves from 1996 to 1999. Kevin Garnett and Marbury was a dynamic duo. The three years that he was in Minnesota he averaged 16.9 points and eight assists per game. He shot 41 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from long distance.
Guard – Isaiah Rider
Isaiah Rider Jr. was a shooting guard for Minnesota from 1993 to 1996. During his time in Minneapolis, he averaged 18.2 points per game. He also shot an outstanding 45.9 percent from the field. In addition to his outstanding field goal percentage, his three-point percentage was 35.9 percent. As you can see, Rider was deadly from anywhere.
Forward – Sam Mitchell
Sam Mitchell played on for the Minnesota Timberwolves during their first season in 1989. He is in Timberwolves lure as one of the first small forwards in franchise history. He is second all-time in two-point field goals behind Kevin Garnett. His bread and butter was the mid-range jumper, which he excelled at. Mitchell shot 45 percent from the field.
Forward – Kevin Love
Kevin Love was a very dominant player in Minneapolis. He played for the Timberwolves from 2008 to 2014. He is listed as a power forward and center, but he is not a traditional big man. Love has the ability to stretch out a defense because he can really shoot it from deep.
Center – Christian Laettner
Christian Laettner was a 6 foot 11 inch monster from Duke. He was one of the best college players during the 1991 season. Laettner played for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1992 to 1996. During his rookie season in Minneapolis, he averaged 18.2 points per game and shot 48 percent from the field. Because of these stats, he made the 1992-93 all-rookie team.
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