Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

2000-2001 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
5 William Avery PG 6-2 197 1 Duke 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
4 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 210 3 Colorado 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
7 Terrell Brandon PG 5-11 180 9 Oregon 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Todd Day GF 6-6 188 7 Arkansas 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
3 LaPhonso Ellis PF 6-8 240 8 Notre Dame 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
21 Kevin Garnett PF 6-11 240 5 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
22 Dean Garrett C 6-10 225 7 Indiana 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
20 Tom Hammonds PF 6-9 215 11 Georgia Tech 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
6 Sam Jacobson G 6-4 215 2 Minnesota 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
13 Felipe Lopez SF 6-5 199 2 St. John's 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Dominican Republic
42 Sam Mitchell SF 6-6 210 13 Mercer 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
8 Rasho Nesterovic C 7-0 255 2 Virtus Bologna (Italy) 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 17 Slovenia
45 Andrae Patterson F-C 6-9 255 2 Indiana 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
44 Anthony Peeler G 6-4 208 8 Missouri 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
36 Igor Rakocevic G 6-3 183 0 KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 22 Serbia
35 Reggie Slater F 6-7 215 5 Wyoming 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Wally Szczerbiak F 6-7 240 1 Miami (OH) 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States / Spain
  Sharone Wright PF 6-11 260 5 Clemson 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

2000-2001 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Brandon A. Peeler W. Szczerbiak K. Garnett D. Garrett
Rotation C. Billups   F. Lopez L. Ellis R. Nesterovic
Rotation W. Avery   R. Slater    
Rotation     S. Mitchell    
Lim PT   S. Jacobson   A. Patterson  
Lim PT       T. Hammonds  

2000-2001 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs58-24-
2Utah Jazz53-295
3Dallas Mavericks53-295
4Minnesota Timberwolves47-3511
5Houston Rockets45-3713
6Denver Nuggets40-4218
7Vancouver Grizzlies23-5935

2000-2001 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Garnett All-NBA Second Team (2001)
Kevin Garnett Player Of The Week (11/19/00)
Kevin Garnett All-NBA Defensive First Team (2001)
Kevin Garnett Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2001)
Wally Szczerbiak Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2001)
Wally Szczerbiak Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2001)

2000-2001 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Garnett 81 39.5 22.0 11.4 5.0 1.4 1.8 2.8
Terrell Brandon 78 36.2 16.0 3.8 7.5 2.1 0.3 2.0
Wally Szczerbiak 82 34.8 14.0 5.5 3.2 0.7 0.4 1.7
Anthony Peeler 75 28.3 10.5 2.6 2.6 1.2 0.2 1.4
LaPhonso Ellis 82 23.8 9.4 6.0 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.3
Chauncey Billups 77 23.2 9.3 2.1 3.4 0.7 0.1 1.4
Rasho Nesterovic 73 16.9 4.5 3.9 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.8
Sam Mitchell 82 12.0 3.5 1.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4
Reggie Slater 55 12.5 4.6 3.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.8
Dean Garrett 70 11.9 2.5 3.1 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.4
Felipe Lopez 23 19.9 7.4 3.2 1.5 0.9 0.5 1.2
William Avery 55 8.4 2.8 0.5 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.8
Todd Day 31 11.1 4.3 1.2 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.8
Sam Jacobson 14 4.2 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0
Tom Hammonds 7 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4

2000-2001 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

William Avery was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. William Avery signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 20, 1999.

Kevin Garnett was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Garnett signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2, 1995. Kevin Garnett signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 1, 1997.

Rasho Nesterovic was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rasho Nesterovic signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 3, 1999.

Andrae Patterson was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrae Patterson signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 21, 1999. Andrae Patterson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 26, 1999.

Wally Szczerbiak was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wally Szczerbiak signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 1, 1999.

Acquired via Trade

Terrell Brandon was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Milwaukee Bucks on March 11, 1999. Terrell Brandon re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 24, 1999.

Dean Garrett was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Denver Nuggets on January 21, 1999.

Anthony Peeler was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Vancouver Grizzlies on February 18, 1998. Anthony Peeler signed a multi-year extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 7, 1999.

Acquired via Free Agency

Chauncey Billups signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 3, 2000.

LaPhonso Ellis signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 4, 2000.

Tom Hammonds signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 25, 1997. Tom Hammonds re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 22, 1999. Tom Hammonds re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 17, 1999.

Sam Jacobson signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 17, 2000.

Felipe Lopez signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 28, 2001.

Sam Mitchell signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 29, 1995. Sam Mitchell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 21, 1999.

Reggie Slater signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2000.

2000-2001 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Chris Wright Senior VP 1998-1999 N/A
Flip Saunders Head Coach 2014-2015 Limited Partner (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2013 to 2016)
Jerry Sichting Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Marquette, 2005 to 2008)
Don Zierden Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Assistant Coach (Tulsa, 1986 to 1988)
Jimmy Williams Assistant Coach 2000-2001 N/A
Kevin McHale VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1995-1996 Assistant General Manager (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994 to 1995)
Zarko Durisic Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Clayton Wilson Equipment Manager 1992-1993 Game Presentation Assistant (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1989 to 1992)
Rob Babcock Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1992 to 1994)
Gregg Farnam Head Athletic Trainer 2000-2001 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1997 to 2000)