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Team analysis: Minnesota Timberwolves

by on Sep.21, 2010, under Team analysis

Kevin Love

Yep, this is about as cool as it gets for the Timberwolves this season. (Danielle Warzala/NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Luke Ridnour, Jonny Flynn, Sebastian Telfair
SG: Corey Brewer, Wayne Ellington
SF: Martell Webster, Wesley Johnson, Lazar Hayward
PF: Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Anthony Tolliver
C: Darko Milicic, Nikola Pekovic, Kosta Koufos

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Kevin Love – F/C (Rd. 4-5): 16 Pts, 12.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast
Michael Beasley – F (Rd. 10-11): 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl
Luke Ridnour – PG (Rd. 11+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 4.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Darko Milicic – C (Rd. 11+):  9.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Wesley Johnson – SF (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Martell Webster – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3 Reb
Corey Brewer – G/F (Rd. 13+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Jonny Flynn – PG (Rd. 13+): 11 Pts, 1 three, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Sleeper:
Ridnour

Most likely to surprise:
Pekovic

Most likely to disappoint:
Beasley

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Milicic

Things to watch:

  • timeshares galore: at every position (especially the one between Love and Beasley)
  • if Milicic can make good on his contract, vote of confidence

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 20th
  • FGM: 14th
  • FGA: 3rd
  • FG%: 25th
  • FT%: 22nd
  • 3PTM: 26th
  • Reb: 8th
  • Ast: 24th
  • TO: 30th
  • Stl: T13th
  • Blk: T28th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: D+

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