Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

2015-2016 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
88 Nemanja Bjelica PF 6-10 240 0 KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Serbia RFA-2018
5 Gorgui Dieng FC 6-11 241 2 Louisville 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 21 Senegal RFA-2017
21 Kevin Garnett PF 6-11 240 20 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States UFA-2017
1 Tyus Jones PG 6-2 195 0 Duke 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States TO-2017; TO-2018; RFA-2019
8 Zach LaVine SG 6-5 189 1 UCLA 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States TO-2017; RFA-2018
15 Shabazz Muhammad GF 6-6 223 2 UCLA 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States RFA-2017
33 Adreian Payne C 6-10 237 1 Michigan State 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States TO-2017; RFA-2018
14 Nikola Pekovic PF 6-11 307 5 Panathinaikos (Greece) 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 1 Montenegro UFA-2018
12 Tayshaun Prince F 6-9 212 13 Kentucky 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States UFA-2016
9 Ricky Rubio G 6-4 194 4 FIATC Joventut (Spain) 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 5 Spain UFA-2019
10 Damjan Rudez SF 6-10 228 1 KK Cedevita (Croatia) 2008 NBA Draft, Undrafted Croatia RFA-2016; TO-2016; RFA-2017
4 Greg Smith C 6-10 250 4 Fresno State 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2017
32 Karl-Anthony Towns C - 244 0 Kentucky 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Dominican Republic TO-2017; TO-2018; RFA-2019
22 Andrew Wiggins F 6-8 199 1 Kansas 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Canada TO-2017; RFA-2018

2015-2016 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Rubio Z. LaVine A. Wiggins G. Dieng K. Towns
Rotation T. Jones S. Muhammad T. Prince N. Bjelica  
Lim PT     D. Rudez A. Payne G. Smith
Lim PT       K. Garnett N. Pekovic

Minnesota Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Bojan Dubljevic PF 2013 Rnd 2 Pick 29 Montenegro
Paulao Prestes C 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 15 Brazil
Henk Norel FC 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
Justin Hamilton C (U) Early Bird United States
Robbie Hummel F (U) Early Bird United States
Arinze Onuaku PF (U) Non-Bird United States
Othyus Jeffers GF (U) Non-Bird United States

2015-2016 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Karl-Anthony Towns Player Of The Week (04/11/16)
Karl-Anthony Towns Rookie Of The Month (Nov 15, Dec 15, Jan 16, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 16)
Karl-Anthony Towns Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2016)
Andrew Wiggins Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2016)
Zach LaVine Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2016)
Zach LaVine Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2016)
Zach LaVine Slam Dunk Contest Participant (2016)
Zach LaVine Slam Dunk Champion (2016)
Karl-Anthony Towns Skills Challenge Participant (2016)
Karl-Anthony Towns Skills Challenge Champion (2016)

2015-2016 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Andrew Wiggins 81 35.1 20.7 3.6 2.0 1.0 0.6 2.2
Karl-Anthony Towns 82 32.0 18.3 10.4 2.0 0.7 1.7 2.2
Zach LaVine 82 28.0 14.0 2.8 3.1 0.8 0.2 1.9
Shabazz Muhammad 82 20.5 10.5 3.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.9
Gorgui Dieng 82 27.1 10.1 7.1 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.7
Ricky Rubio 76 30.6 10.1 4.3 8.7 2.1 0.1 2.5
Kevin Martin 39 21.4 10.6 2.1 1.2 0.4 0.0 1.1
Nemanja Bjelica 60 17.9 5.1 3.5 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.8
Tayshaun Prince 77 19.0 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.4
Tyus Jones 37 15.5 4.2 1.3 2.9 0.8 0.1 0.9
Adreian Payne 52 9.3 2.5 2.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.7
Kevin Garnett 38 14.6 3.2 3.9 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.4
Andre Miller 26 10.8 3.4 0.9 2.2 0.3 0.0 1.0
Damjan Rudez 33 8.4 2.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.4
Nikola Pekovic 12 13.0 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.8
Greg Smith 18 10.7 2.4 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4

Minnesota Timberwolves Future Free Agent Details

2016 2017 2018 2019
Tayshaun Prince (UFA)
Damjan Rudez (TO)
Kevin Garnett (UFA)
Greg Smith (UFA)
Adreian Payne (TO)
Gorgui Dieng (RFA)
Shabazz Muhammad (RFA)
Andrew Wiggins (TO)
Tyus Jones (TO)
Karl-Anthony Towns (TO)
Zach LaVine (TO)
Damjan Rudez (RFA)
Nikola Pekovic (UFA)
Nemanja Bjelica (UFA)
Adreian Payne (RFA)
Andrew Wiggins (RFA)
Zach LaVine (RFA)
Tyus Jones (TO)
Karl-Anthony Towns (TO)
Ricky Rubio (UFA)
Tyus Jones (RFA)
Karl-Anthony Towns (RFA)

Minnesota Timberwolves Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
2016OwnTo BOS (via PHX)
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 CLE if CLE has conveyed 1st round pick to POR by 2019 or to 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

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]

2016 second round draft pick to Boston
Minnesota's 2016 2nd round pick to Boston (via Phoenix) [Minnesota-New Orleans-Phoenix, 7/27/2012; Boston-Phoenix, 1/9/2015]

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 Cleveland
Cleveland will receive the less favorable of the L.A. Lakers' 2019 2nd round pick (via Indiana) and Minnesota's 2019 2nd round pick and Portland will receive the more favorable of these two picks (via Cleveland) [Cleveland-Minnesota, 6/25/2015; Indiana-L.A. Lakers, 7/9/2015; Cleveland-Indiana, 7/23/2015; Cleveland-Portland, 7/27/2015]; this pick conveyance is the same as the one described in "2019 second round draft pick from L.A. Lakers" on Cleveland Incoming; Cleveland may convey the less favorable of these two picks to Portland (see Cleveland Outgoing)

2019 second round draft pick to Portland
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]; this pick conveyance is the same as the one described in "2019 second round draft pick from L.A. Lakers" on Portland Incoming

2015-2016 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

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

Kevin Garnett was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Brooklyn Nets on February 19, 2015. Kevin Garnett re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 10, 2015.

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

Damjan Rudez was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Indiana Pacers on July 12, 2015.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Tayshaun Prince signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 18, 2015.

Greg Smith signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 2, 2016. Greg Smith re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 12, 2016. Greg Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 22, 2016.

2015-2016 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Rob Moor Chief Executive Officer 2004-2005 President (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994 to 2004)
Tom Thibodeau Head Coach, President of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (2013 to )
David Adelman Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Player Development Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2011 to 2013)
Ryan Saunders Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Washington Wizards, 2009 to 2014)
Sam Mitchell Head Coach, Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 2010 to 2011)
Sidney Lowe Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Utah Jazz, 2011 to 2014)
Bryan Gates Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2010 to 2015)
Chris Wright President 2004-2005 Senior Vice President (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1998 to 2004)
Flip Saunders Head Coach, President of Basketball Operations 2013-2014 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 2009 to 2012)
Rob Babcock VP of Basketball Operations 2013-2014 Vice President of Player Personnel (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2006 to 2013)
Milt Newton General Manager 2013-2014 Vice President of Player Personnel (Washington Wizards, 2003 to 2013)
Scott Layden General Manager 2015-2016 Assistant General Manager (San Antonio Spurs, 2012 to )
R.J. Adelman Director of Player Personnel 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Houston Rockets, 2007 to 2011)
Vince Legarza Video Coordinator 2015-2016 N/A
Zarko Durisic Director of International Scouting, Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Milton Barnes Scout 2009-2010 Head Coach (Greenville Groove, 2001 to 2002)
Calvin Booth Director of Player Personnel, Scout 2013-2014 Scout (New Orleans Pelicans, 2012 to 2013)
Jason Hervey Scout 2014-2015 Director of Player Development (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)
Gregg Farnam Head Athletic Trainer 2000-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1997 to 2000)
Dave Crewe Assistant Athletic Trainer 2013-2014 N/A