Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Minnesota Timberwolves Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
43 Chris Carr G 6-5 207 2 Southern Illinois 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
15 Bill Curley F 6-9 220 3 Boston College 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Matt Fish PF 6-11 235 4 UNC Wilmington 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
21 Kevin Garnett PF 6-11 240 2 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
40 Paul Grant C 7-0 245 0 Wisconsin 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
24 Tom Gugliotta PF 6-10 240 5 NC State 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
20 Tom Hammonds PF 6-9 215 8 Georgia Tech 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
10 Shane Heal G 6-0 183 1 Geelong Supercats (Australia) 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
31 Reggie Jordan G 6-4 195 3 New Mexico State 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Stephon Marbury G 6-2 180 1 Georgia Tech 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
42 Sam Mitchell SF 6-6 210 10 Mercer 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
44 Cherokee Parks C 6-11 235 2 Duke 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
44 Anthony Peeler G 6-4 208 5 Missouri 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
30 Terry Porter PG 6-3 195 12 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
53 Stanley Roberts C 7-0 285 6 LSU 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
22 Clifford Rozier FC 6-11 245 3 Louisville 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
5 Doug West G-F 6-6 200 8 Villanova 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
6 DeJuan Wheat G 6-0 165 0 Louisville 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
4 Micheal Williams PG 6-2 175 9 Baylor 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1997-1998 Minnesota Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Marbury T. Porter A. Peeler S. Mitchell K. Garnett
Rotation M. Williams R. Jordan   T. Hammonds  
Lim PT D. Wheat C. Carr T. Gugliotta B. Curley S. Roberts
Lim PT         C. Parks
Lim PT         P. Grant

1997-1998 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz62-20-
2San Antonio Spurs56-266
3Minnesota Timberwolves45-3717
4Houston Rockets41-4121
5Dallas Mavericks20-6242
6Vancouver Grizzlies19-6343
7Denver Nuggets11-7151

1997-1998 Minnesota Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Garnett Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)

1997-1998 Minnesota Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Garnett 82 39.3 18.5 9.6 4.2 1.7 1.8 2.3
Stephon Marbury 82 38.0 17.7 2.8 8.6 1.3 0.1 3.1
Sam Mitchell 81 27.6 12.3 4.8 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.8
Tom Gugliotta 41 38.6 20.1 8.7 4.1 1.5 0.5 2.7
Terry Porter 82 21.8 9.5 2.0 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.3
Cherokee Parks 79 21.6 7.1 5.5 0.7 0.5 1.1 0.8
Chris Carr 51 22.8 9.9 3.0 1.7 0.3 0.2 1.4
Stanley Roberts 74 17.9 6.2 4.9 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.9
Anthony Peeler 30 33.0 13.0 3.4 3.8 1.7 0.2 1.5
Tom Hammonds 57 20.0 6.1 4.8 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.8
Doug West 38 18.1 4.1 2.2 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.6
Reggie Jordan 57 8.5 2.6 1.7 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.5
Micheal Williams 25 6.4 2.6 0.6 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.6
DeJuan Wheat 34 4.4 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.3
Bill Curley 11 13.3 3.1 2.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.3
Clifford Rozier 6 5.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7

1997-1998 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Paul Grant was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul Grant signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 11, 1997.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Stephon Marbury, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 26, 1996. Stephon Marbury signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 17, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Bill Curley was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 23, 1996.

Tom Gugliotta was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Golden State Warriors on February 18, 1995. Tom Gugliotta re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 16, 1995.

Cherokee Parks was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Dallas Mavericks on June 29, 1996.

Anthony Peeler was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Vancouver Grizzlies on February 18, 1998.

Stanley Roberts was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Los Angeles Clippers on June 25, 1997.

Micheal Williams was acquired in a trade by the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Indiana Pacers on September 8, 1992.

Acquired via Free Agency

Chris Carr signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 19, 1996.

Tom Hammonds signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 25, 1997.

Reggie Jordan signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 19, 1997. Reggie Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 29, 1997. Reggie Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 8, 1997. Reggie Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 10, 1997.

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

Terry Porter signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 17, 1995.

DeJuan Wheat signed a contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 23, 1997.

1997-1998 Minnesota Timberwolves Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Glen Taylor Owner 1995-1996 N/A
Bill Musselman Head Coach 1989-1990 Head Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1980 to 1982)
Flip Saunders Head Coach 2014-2015 President of Basketball Operations (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2013 to 2016)
Randy Wittman Assistant Coach 2006-2007 Assistant Coach (Orlando Magic, 2005 to 2006)
Jerry Sichting Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Marquette, 2005 to 2008)
Rob Moor President 1994-1995 N/A
Kevin McHale VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1995-1996 Assistant General Manager (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994 to 1995)
Rob Babcock Director of Player Personnel 1994-1995 Scout (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1992 to 1994)
Zarko Durisic Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Gregg Farnam Assistant Athletic Trainer 1997-1998 N/A