Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

2016-2017 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
45 Cole Aldrich C 6-11 250 6 Kansas 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States UFA-2019
88 Nemanja Bjelica PF 6-10 225 1 KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Serbia RFA-2018
5 Gorgui Dieng FC 6-11 240 3 Louisville 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 21 Senegal UFA-2021
3 Kris Dunn SG 6-4 205 0 Providence 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States TO-2018; TO-2019; RFA-2020
27 Jordan Hill PF 6-10 240 7 Arizona 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States UFA-2018
1 Tyus Jones PG 6-2 195 1 Duke 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States TO-2018; RFA-2019
8 Zach LaVine SG 6-5 185 2 UCLA 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States RFA-2018
11 John Lucas PG 5-11 166 8 Oklahoma State 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2017
15 Shabazz Muhammad GF 6-6 223 3 UCLA 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States RFA-2017
33 Adreian Payne C 6-10 237 2 Michigan State 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States UFA-2017
14 Nikola Pekovic PF 6-11 307 6 Panathinaikos (Greece) 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 1 Montenegro UFA-2018
9 Ricky Rubio G 6-4 190 5 Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain) 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 5 Spain UFA-2019
4 Brandon Rush SG 6-6 225 8 Kansas 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States UFA-2017
32 Karl-Anthony Towns C 7-0 244 1 Kentucky 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Dominican Republic TO-2018; RFA-2019
22 Andrew Wiggins F 6-8 199 2 Kansas 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Canada RFA-2018

2016-2017 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Rubio Z. LaVine A. Wiggins G. Dieng K. Towns
Rotation K. Dunn   S. Muhammad N. Bjelica C. Aldrich
Rotation T. Jones        
Lim PT J. Lucas B. Rush   J. Hill N. Pekovic
Lim PT         A. Payne

Minnesota Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Bojan Dubljevic FC 2013 Rnd 2 Pick 29 Montenegro
Paulao Prestes C 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 15 Brazil
Henk Norel C 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 17 Netherlands
Lior Eliyahu PF 2006 Rnd 2 Pick 14 Israel

Minnesota Free Agent Rights Retained

Name Pos FA Status Nationality
Tayshaun Prince F (U) Non-Bird United States
Othyus Jeffers GF (U) Non-Bird United States

2016-2017 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Andrew Wiggins 20 36.5 22.8 3.9 2.5 0.6 0.3 2.6
Karl-Anthony Towns 20 34.8 22.6 10.1 2.3 0.8 1.5 2.1
Zach LaVine 19 37.2 19.8 3.1 2.7 0.9 0.2 1.7
Gorgui Dieng 20 31.1 9.9 8.1 2.4 0.9 1.2 1.9
Nemanja Bjelica 20 17.2 7.0 3.6 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.1
Shabazz Muhammad 17 16.2 7.2 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.7
Ricky Rubio 15 30.5 6.5 3.8 6.7 1.5 0.1 2.0
Kris Dunn 20 17.6 3.6 2.2 2.8 1.3 0.3 1.3
Tyus Jones 14 14.4 4.2 1.7 3.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
Cole Aldrich 20 12.8 2.9 4.0 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.2
Adreian Payne 7 9.4 6.1 2.0 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7
Brandon Rush 9 10.7 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.4
Jordan Hill 2 5.4 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
John Lucas 5 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0

Minnesota Timberwolves Future Free Agent Details

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
John Lucas (UFA)
Brandon Rush (UFA)
Adreian Payne (UFA)
Shabazz Muhammad (RFA)
Nikola Pekovic (UFA)
Jordan Hill (UFA)
Andrew Wiggins (RFA)
Tyus Jones (TO)
Kris Dunn (TO)
Karl-Anthony Towns (TO)
Zach LaVine (RFA)
Nemanja Bjelica (RFA)
Ricky Rubio (UFA)
Cole Aldrich (UFA)
Tyus Jones (RFA)
Karl-Anthony Towns (RFA)
Kris Dunn (TO)
Kris Dunn (RFA)
Gorgui Dieng (UFA)

Minnesota Timberwolves Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
2017OwnTo BOS (via PHX); NOP 56-60
20181-14 Own; 15-30 to ATLOwn
20191-14 Own; 15-30 to ATL if not already settledMore favorable of MIN (via CLE) and LAL (via IND to CLE) to POR then other to (i) CLE if CLE has conveyed 1st round pick to POR by 2019 or (ii) POR (via CLE) if CLE has not conveyed 1st round pick to POR by 2019; MIA (via CHA)
20201-14 Own; 15-30 to ATL if not already settledTo ATL if MIN has not conveyed 1st round pick to ATL by 2020
2021OwnTo ATL if MIN has not conveyed 1st round pick to ATL by 2020
2022OwnOwn
2023OwnOwn

Minnesota Timberwolves Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing

2017 second round draft pick from New Orleans
New Orleans' 2017 2nd round pick to Minnesota protected for selections 31-55 (if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then New Orleans' obligation to Minnesota will be extinguished) [Minnesota-New Orleans, 7/13/2012]

2019 second round draft pick from Miami
Miami's 2019 2nd round pick to Minnesota (via Charlotte) [Charlotte-Miami, 6/26/2014; Charlotte-Minnesota, 2/10/2015]

2017 second round draft pick to Boston
Minnesota's 2017 2nd round pick to Boston (via Phoenix) [Minnesota-New Orleans-Phoenix, 7/27/2012; Boston-Phoenix, 1/9/2015]

2018 first round draft pick to Atlanta
Minnesota's 1st round pick to Atlanta protected for selections in 1-14 in 2018, 1-14 in 2019 and 1-14 in 2020; if Minnesota has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Atlanta by 2020, then Minnesota will instead convey its 2020 2nd round pick and 2021 2nd round pick to Atlanta [Atlanta-Minnesota, 2/10/2015]

2019 second round draft pick to Portland or Cleveland
Portland will receive the more favorable of the L.A. Lakers' 2019 2nd round pick (via Indiana to Cleveland) and Minnesota's 2019 2nd round pick (via Cleveland) and Cleveland will receive the less favorable of these two picks [Cleveland-Minnesota, 6/25/2015; Indiana-L.A. Lakers, 7/9/2015; Cleveland-Indiana, 7/23/2015; Cleveland-Portland, 7/27/2015]; Cleveland may convey the pick to Portland (see Cleveland Outgoing)

2016-2017 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kris Dunn was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kris Dunn signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 5, 2016.

Zach LaVine was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Zach LaVine signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 7, 2014.

Nikola Pekovic was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nikola Pekovic signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 23, 2010. Nikola Pekovic re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 15, 2013.

Ricky Rubio was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 30, 2011. Ricky Rubio signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 31, 2014.

Karl-Anthony Towns was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 6, 2015.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Nemanja Bjelica, the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 2010 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Washington Wizards on June 24, 2010. Nemanja Bjelica signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 13, 2015.

Draft Rights to Gorgui Dieng, the #21 pick in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Utah Jazz on June 27, 2013. Gorgui Dieng signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 13, 2013. Gorgui Dieng signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 31, 2016.

Draft Rights to Tyus Jones, the #24 pick in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 25, 2015. Tyus Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 2, 2015.

Draft Rights to Shabazz Muhammad, the #14 pick in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Utah Jazz on June 27, 2013. Shabazz Muhammad signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 12, 2013.

Acquired via Trade

Adreian Payne was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Atlanta Hawks on February 10, 2015.

Andrew Wiggins was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 23, 2014.

Acquired via Free Agency

Cole Aldrich signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 12, 2016.

Jordan Hill signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 19, 2016.

John Lucas signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 24, 2016.

Brandon Rush signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 7, 2016.

2016-2017 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Ethan Casson Chief Executive Officer 2016-2017 N/A
Tom Thibodeau Head Coach, President of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (2013 to )
Ryan Saunders Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Washington Wizards, 2009 to 2014)
Andy Greer Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Toronto Raptors, 2015 to 2016)
Ed Pinckney Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 2015 to 2016)
Rick Brunson Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Charlotte Hornets, 2012 to 2013)
Chris Wright President 2004-2005 Senior Vice President (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1998 to 2004)
Scott Layden General Manager 2015-2016 Assistant General Manager (San Antonio Spurs, 2012 to )
Noah Croom Assistant General Manager 2016-2017 N/A
R.J. Adelman Director of Player Personnel 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Houston Rockets, 2007 to 2011)
Calvin Booth Director of Player Personnel 2015-2016 Director of Player Programs (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2013 to 2015)
Brian Pauga Director of Player Personnel 2016-2017 General Manager (Austin Spurs, 2013 to )
Zarko Durisic Director of International Scouting 2013-2014 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1996 to 2016)
Drew Nicholas Scout 2016-2017 N/A
Jim Eyen Scout 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 2014 to 2016)
Jim Todd Scout 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (New York Knicks, 2011 to 2014)
John Carideo Scout 2016-2017 Scout (New Orleans Pelicans, 2014 to 2016)
Scott Roth Scout 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Detroit Pistons, 2013 to 2014)
Derek Pierce Advance Scout 2014-2015 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2009 to 2014)
Bobby Jackson Player Development Coach 2013-2014 Assistant Coach (Sacramento Kings, 2011 to 2013)
Vince Legarza Player Development Coach 2016-2017 Video Coordinator (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2015 to 2016)
Gregg Farnam Head Athletic Trainer 2000-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1997 to 2000)
Dave Crewe Assistant Athletic Trainer 2013-2014 N/A
Pierre Nesbit Assistant Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A