Projecting the Timberwolves 2015-16 Rotation

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Mar 7, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) dribbles the ball and looks over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Point Guard


Ricky Rubio – A no-brainer. Rubio is far and away the best point guard on the roster. For what he lacks on the offensive end of the floor in terms of scoring and shooting, I believe he makes up for it on the other end.

What many people don’t realize is that Rubio has only played one full season in the NBA and in that season he was top-five in steals per game in the league. If Rubio where to have played 75+ games in his other seasons he would have no doubt been in the top-five in steals per game as well, and the steal statistic doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of his defensive ability. Hopefully there is a full season in store for Ricky Rubio this season.


Tyus Jones – Jones is a gamer and could move up in the rotation and earn additional minutes with hard work, but right now it’s going to be difficult to do that with Zach LaVine‘s stock continuing to rise. In other words, his only minutes will come in relief of Ricky Rubio.

Lorenzo Brown – Brown could be a valuable asset to the Wolves this coming season. He has the ability and skill to potentially take Tyus Jones‘ rotation spot if Jones starts out slow, and Brown’s solid Summer League performance could make that even more likely.

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