10 Best Minnesota Timberwolves Players In Franchise History

By Brad Berreman

Minnesota Timberwolves: The 10 Best Players In Franchise History

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have not had a lot of success over their 26 seasons as a NBA franchise, but they have had some talented players come through Target Center.

Here are my 10 best players in Timberwolves' franchise history.

10. Sam Mitchell

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10. Sam Mitchell

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Mitchell's place on this list is about longevity, which has put him high in franchise history in some notable categories. But an advanced statistic likes him, as Mitchell is top-five in franchise history in offensive, defensive and total win shares.

9. Tom Gugliotta

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9. Tom Gugliotta

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The best years of Gugliotta's career came in Minnesota, including two seasons where he averaged more than 20 points per game and his lone All-Star appearance in 1997.

8. Latrell Sprewell

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8. Latrell Sprewell

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Sprewell's comment about not being able to feed his family with a new contract ended his career, but his production during Minnesota's 2004 postseason run (19.8 points per game) gives him a spot here.

7. Wally Szczerbiak

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7. Wally Szczerbiak

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Szczerbiak is one of the few All-Stars in franchise history, and he is one of the best perimeter shooters the Timberwolves have ever had.

6. Stephon Marbury

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6. Stephon Marbury

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Marbury's story with the Timberwolves is mostly about what might have been, since he was unwilling to share the spotlight with Kevin Garnett. But Marbury is tied for the lead in franchise history in assists per game (8.3), and this list is not complete without him.

5. Sam Cassell

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5. Sam Cassell

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Cassell only had a two-year run with the Timberwolves. But he was a key part of the best season the team has ever had (2003-2004), and he is in the top-10 in franchise history in points per game (17.2).

4. Doug West

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4. Doug West

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West would get my vote as the most underrated player the Timberwolves have ever had. He is in the top-10 in franchise history in games played, total points, steals, assists and a few other categories.

3. Tony Campbell

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3. Tony Campbell

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Campbell is Minnesota's all-time leader in points per game (20.6), and he's top-10 in franchise history in a few other offensive categories.

2. Kevin Love

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2. Kevin Love

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Love is one of just two multi-time All-Stars in Timberwolves' history, which is enough to put him high on this list.

1. Kevin Garnett

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1. Kevin Garnett

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As the franchise's all-time leader in too many categories to list, Garnett is clearly the best player in Timberwolves' history.

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