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Top 5 PGs In Minnesota Timberwolves History

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Top 5 PGs In Team History

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In over 20 seasons of existence, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven't exactly been the most prolific franchise of all time. In fact, they have only made the playoffs in eight of those years, and they were all consecutive appearances, beginning in the 1996-97 season. However, they have had some great players during their history, especially at point guard. These five point guards are the best in the Timberwolves' brief history.

5. Troy Hudson

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5. Troy Hudson

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Troy Hudson played five seasons for the Timberwolves and was a large part of the offense due to his excellent three-point and free throw shooting, as well as his quick passing coming off the bench. Hudson's best season was in his first with the club, when he started 74 games and averaged a career-best 14.2 points and 5.7 assists per game in 2002-03. He earned the nickname "Laker Killer" for his postseason play against the Los Angeles Lakers.

4. Ricky Rubio

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4. Ricky Rubio

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Selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Ricky Rubio spent two seasons in Spain before coming over to Minnesota in the 2011-12 season. In just three seasons, Rubio already ranks fourth in team history in assists, fifth in steals and third in assists per game. If he continues to play for Minnesota Rubio will break each of these records in the near future.

3. Terrell Brandon

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3. Terrell Brandon

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In his three-plus seasons with the Timberwolves, Terrell Brandon was one of the better point guards in the NBA. He is third all-time in assists, seventh in steals and second in assists per game. He was also an excellent free-throw shooter and had the best percentage in Wolves history with an .895 mark. With Brandon, the Timberwolves made the playoffs three times.

2. Stephon Marbury

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2. Stephon Marbury

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Stephon Marbury is one of the best point guards in Timberwolves history, but had he remained apart of the roster for longer, he would undoubtedly be the best. During his time in Minnesota, he averaged 17 points and better than eight assists per game. He currently ranks fifth in team history in assists, 10th in points per game and first in assists per game.

1. Sam Cassell

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1. Sam Cassell

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Sam Cassell is the only point guard in team history to lead Minnesota to the Western Conference Finals and earns the distinction as the best point guard in team history. In 2003-04, Cassell was an All-Star and a second-team All-NBA that season, and he teamed with both Kevin Garnett and Latrell Sprewell to give the Timberwolves a 58-24 record, the best in team history. The Timberwolves would put up a fight, but lost in six to the Lakers.

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