Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

2016-2017 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
45 Cole Aldrich C 6-11 250 6 Kansas 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
88 Nemanja Bjelica PF 6-10 225 1 KK Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Serbia
23 Jimmy Butler GF 6-7 231 5 Marquette 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 30 United States
18 Omri Casspi F 6-9 225 7 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (Israel) 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 23 Israel
5 Gorgui Dieng FC 6-11 240 3 Louisville 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 21 Senegal
3 Kris Dunn SG 6-4 210 0 Providence 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
27 Jordan Hill PF 6-10 240 7 Arizona 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
1 Tyus Jones PG 6-2 195 1 Duke 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
8 Zach LaVine SG 6-5 185 2 UCLA 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
11 John Lucas PG 5-11 166 8 Oklahoma State 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Shabazz Muhammad GF 6-6 223 3 UCLA 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
33 Adreian Payne C 6-10 237 2 Michigan State 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
14 Nikola Pekovic PF 6-11 307 6 Panathinaikos (Greece) 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 1 Montenegro
9 Ricky Rubio G 6-4 190 5 Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain) 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 5 Spain
4 Brandon Rush SG 6-6 225 8 Kansas 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
7 Lance Stephenson SG 6-5 230 6 Cincinnati 2010 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
32 Karl-Anthony Towns C 7-0 244 1 Kentucky 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Dominican Republic
22 Andrew Wiggins F 6-8 199 2 Kansas 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Canada

2016-2017 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Rubio B. Rush A. Wiggins G. Dieng K. Towns
Rotation T. Jones   S. Muhammad O. Casspi C. Aldrich
Lim PT     J. Butler N. Bjelica A. Payne

2016-2017 Northwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz51-31-
2Oklahoma City Thunder47-354
3Portland Trail Blazers41-4110
4Denver Nuggets40-4211
5Minnesota Timberwolves31-5120

2016-2017 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Karl-Anthony Towns Player Of The Week (03/13/17)
Karl-Anthony Towns Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2017)

2016-2017 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Karl-Anthony Towns 82 37.0 25.1 12.2 2.7 0.7 1.3 2.6
Andrew Wiggins 82 37.2 23.6 4.0 2.3 1.0 0.3 2.3
Zach LaVine 47 37.2 18.9 3.4 3.0 0.9 0.2 1.8
Ricky Rubio 75 32.9 11.1 4.1 9.1 1.7 0.1 2.6
Gorgui Dieng 82 32.4 10.0 7.9 1.9 1.1 1.2 1.3
Shabazz Muhammad 78 19.4 9.9 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.7
Nemanja Bjelica 65 18.3 6.2 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.9
Kris Dunn 78 17.1 3.8 2.1 2.4 1.0 0.5 1.1
Tyus Jones 60 12.9 3.5 1.1 2.6 0.8 0.1 0.6
Brandon Rush 47 21.9 4.2 2.1 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.6
Cole Aldrich 62 8.6 1.7 2.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Adreian Payne 18 7.5 3.5 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Omri Casspi 13 17.0 3.5 1.5 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.8
Lance Stephenson 6 11.2 3.5 1.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.7
Jordan Hill 7 6.7 1.7 2.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.6
John Lucas 5 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0

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.

Omri Casspi signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 20, 2017.

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