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Creating the Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Creating the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Time Starting Lineup

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A recent influx of young talent may help change for the fortunes of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have now missed the playoffs in 10 straight seasons.

This group may look a bit different in five years, but as of now here is my all-time starting five for the Timberwolves.

Point Guard-Ricky Rubio

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Point Guard-Ricky Rubio

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Rubio is already in the top-five in franchise history in assists and steals. If he can become a better shooter, the sky is the limit for him.

Shooting Guard-Doug West

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Shooting Guard-Doug West

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West is third in franchise history in games played (609), and he can still be found in the top-10 in team history in a lot of categories.

Small Forward-Tony Campbell

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Small Forward-Tony Campbell

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Campbell was an original Timberwolf, and is still the franchise's leader in points per game (20.6).

Power Forward-Kevin Garnett

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Power Forward-Kevin Garnett

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A case could be made for the recently departed Kevin Love, but Garnett is unquestionably the best player in Timberwolves' franchise history.

Center-Rasho Nesterovic

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Center-Rasho Nesterovic

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Nesterovic ranks in the top-10 in franchise history in games played, rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. Given the team's dismal history at center, up until Nikola Pekovic's recent run when healthy, Nesterovic's stability stands out.