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Timberwolves ROSTER

11-12 • 9th in WESTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Chris Finch
VENUE: Target Center - 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
CAPACITY: 19,356
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#1
Anthony Edwards
SG20$10,245,4806' 4"225 lbsGEORGIA
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#0
D'Angelo Russell
PG25$30,013,5006' 4"193 lbsOHIO STATE
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#3
Jaden McDaniels
PF21$2,063,2806' 9"185 lbsWASHINGTON
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#10
Jake Layman
SF27$3,940,1846' 8"209 lbsMARYLAND
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#8
Jarred Vanderbilt
PF22$4,259,2596' 9"214 lbsKENTUCKY
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#4
Jaylen Nowell
SG22$1,782,6216' 4"201 lbsWASHINGTON
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#6
Jordan McLaughlin
PG25$1,669,1785' 11"185 lbsUSC
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#20
Josh Okogie
SG23$4,087,9046' 4"213 lbsGEORGIA TECH
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#24
Karl-Anthony Towns
C26$31,610,0006' 11"248 lbsKENTUCKY
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#9
Leandro Bolmaro
SF21$2,353,3206' 6"200 lbsN/A
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#5
Malik Beasley
SG25$14,391,9646' 4"187 lbsFLORIDA STATE
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#13
Nathan Knight
PF24N/A6' 10"253 lbsWILLIAM & MARY
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#11
Naz Reid
C22$1,782,6216' 9"264 lbsLSU
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#22
Patrick Beverley
PG33$14,320,9886' 1"180 lbsARKANSAS
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#12
Taurean Prince
PF27$15,057,6926' 7"218 lbsBAYLOR
TOTAL Timberwolves SALARY: $137,577,991
Timberwolves SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Timberwolves Roster Status

The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the jackpot when they received the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They used it on highly-touted Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards, who was coming off a tremendous one-and-done year with the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-5 guard put up averages of 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in college while also connecting on 2.3 triples per game. That was more than enough to earn Edwards the first overall pick from the Wolves.

Drafting Edwards was not the only big move the Timberwolves pulled off in the offseason, though. They also brought back veteran playmaker Ricky Rubio from the Oklahoma City Thunder (shortly after he was traded by the Phoenix Suns) in exchange for James Johnson, Aleksej Pokusevski, and a future second-round pick. The Wolves also traded for Ed Davis from the Utah Jazz (via the New York Knicks).

Minnesota lost Allen Crabbe, Evan Turner, and Kelan Martin via free agency, while Omari Spellman was sent away via trade (Knicks).

Malik Beasley signed a four-year extension worth $60 million, while Juan Hernangomez also renewed his deal by signing a new three-year, $21 million contract.

Perhaps the one thing most Minnesota fans will look forward to this season is the partnership of Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell. Best friends in real life, the pair was not able to really get too many reps in last season due to a combination of injuries and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic. These two will determine how much success the Wolves will have in the future.

Town and Russell will be joined by Jarrett Culver, Malik Beasley, and Juan Hernanzgomex on the starting five. Key players coming off the bench include Rubio, Edwards, Josh Okogie, and Naz Reid, to name a few.

The Wolves have made it to the playoffs just once in the past 16 years (2018), and it is due time for another postseason run for this squad. Towns is already 25 and will be in the sixth season of his career, so the future has to be now for Minnesota.

minnesota timberwolves Team Analysis

Who Did The Timberwolves Recently Sign?

Minnesota wasn't very active in free agency in 2020. Their only free agent signing in the window came in the form of 21-year-old point guard Ashton Hagans. The former Kentucky standout signed on a two-way deal.

The Wolves were able to re-sign a couple of their own players during the offseason. Malik Beasley signed a four-year deal worth $60 million, while Juan Hernangomez inked a deal for three years and $21 million. Both players were part of the four-team trade in February 2020 that involved the Houston Rockets (they got Robert Covington), the Atlanta Hawks (acquired Clint Capela), and the Denver Nuggets.

Who Are The Timberwolves Targeting In Free Agency?

The Timberwolves were very quiet during 2020 free agency. The only free agent they signed was Ashton Hagans, a 21-year-old point guard.

The team's lack of movement was not surprising considering the Wolves had limited cap room available. They were still linked to a number of other free agents in the offseason, including Jeff Teague, Justin Holiday, and Gorgui Dieng.

Who Did The Timberwolves Most Recently Trade For?

During the 2020 offseason, Minnesota wanted to add depth to their frontcourt and acquired veteran big man Ed Davis from the New York Knicks. In the trade, the Timberwolves sent New York Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, and a 2026 second-round pick.

Davis has mostly served as a backup, accumulating a few healthy DNP's as a fringe rotation player.

He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, so Minnesota can either re-sign Davis to an extension, use him as a trade chip, or let him walk in the summer. The Wolves did not give up significant assets in the trade, so losing Davis for nothing wouldn’t be a big deal.

What Is The Best Timberwolves Roster Of All-Time?

As a franchise, the Timberwolves haven't found much success since their founding in 1989. Their deepest playoff run was to the Western Conference Finals in 2004. That Wolves squad won 58 games, still standing as the franchise record.

Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett headlined the 2003-04 Wolves roster, winning the MVP. Lattrell Sprewell, Sam Cassell, Ervin Johnson, Wally Szczerbiak, Trenton Hassell, and Michael Olawakandi were key members of that roster.

What Is The Timberwolves' Salary Cap?

The Wolves entered the 2020-21 season significantly above the league-mandated capo threshold. According to spotrac, Minnesota has a total cap of $132.0 million, which is around $22.8 million over the salary cap.

Their two best players, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, take up 44.1 percent of the team's total cap allocation. Towns is earning $29.5 million this season, while Russell is pocketing $28.7 million.

Ricky Rubio, an offseason acquisition, has Minnesota’s third-highest cap hit with a salary of $17 million. Malik Beasley ($13.4 million) and rookie Anthony Edwards ($9.8 million) round out the top five.

Top minnesota timberwolves Roster Questions

Who Did The Timberwolves Recently Sign?

Minnesota wasn't very active in free agency in 2020. Their only free agent signing in the window came in the form of 21-year-old point guard Ashton Hagans. The former Kentucky standout signed on a two-way deal.

The Wolves were able to re-sign a couple of their own players during the offseason. Malik Beasley signed a four-year deal worth $60 million, while Juan Hernangomez inked a deal for three years and $21 million. Both players were part of the four-team trade in February 2020 that involved the Houston Rockets (they got Robert Covington), the Atlanta Hawks (acquired Clint Capela), and the Denver Nuggets.

Who Are The Timberwolves Targeting In Free Agency?

The Timberwolves were very quiet during 2020 free agency. The only free agent they signed was Ashton Hagans, a 21-year-old point guard.

The team's lack of movement was not surprising considering the Wolves had limited cap room available. They were still linked to a number of other free agents in the offseason, including Jeff Teague, Justin Holiday, and Gorgui Dieng.

Who Did The Timberwolves Most Recently Trade For?

During the 2020 offseason, Minnesota wanted to add depth to their frontcourt and acquired veteran big man Ed Davis from the New York Knicks. In the trade, the Timberwolves sent New York Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, and a 2026 second-round pick.

Davis has mostly served as a backup, accumulating a few healthy DNP's as a fringe rotation player.

He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, so Minnesota can either re-sign Davis to an extension, use him as a trade chip, or let him walk in the summer. The Wolves did not give up significant assets in the trade, so losing Davis for nothing wouldn’t be a big deal.

What Is The Best Timberwolves Roster Of All-Time?

As a franchise, the Timberwolves haven't found much success since their founding in 1989. Their deepest playoff run was to the Western Conference Finals in 2004. That Wolves squad won 58 games, still standing as the franchise record.

Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett headlined the 2003-04 Wolves roster, winning the MVP. Lattrell Sprewell, Sam Cassell, Ervin Johnson, Wally Szczerbiak, Trenton Hassell, and Michael Olawakandi were key members of that roster.

What Is The Timberwolves' Salary Cap?

The Wolves entered the 2020-21 season significantly above the league-mandated capo threshold. According to spotrac, Minnesota has a total cap of $132.0 million, which is around $22.8 million over the salary cap.

Their two best players, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, take up 44.1 percent of the team's total cap allocation. Towns is earning $29.5 million this season, while Russell is pocketing $28.7 million.

Ricky Rubio, an offseason acquisition, has Minnesota’s third-highest cap hit with a salary of $17 million. Malik Beasley ($13.4 million) and rookie Anthony Edwards ($9.8 million) round out the top five.